Leading projects

Project governance and sponsorship

This programme provides an opportunity to review what best practice in managing the project portfolio looks like and compares project sponsorship processes within other engineering organisations.

1 day

Members: £495 + VAT
Non-members: £595 + VAT

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Project governance and sponsorship

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Members:
£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat

Summary

This programme provides an opportunity to review what best practice in managing the project portfolio looks like and compares project sponsorship processes within other engineering organisations.

The role of the project sponsor will often involve balancing the needs of project managers and delivering the business case to ensure project success.

You’ll find yourself as the escalation point to project managers who rely on you to make sure projects deliver the benefits they initially promise.


Who should attend?

Senior Managers responsible for sponsoring projects.  Senior Project Managers/Programme Managers who may be required to sponsor projects.

How will I benefit?

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve the governance of projects in the organisation
  • Focus on ways to improve the selection, management, and benefits realisation of projects
  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of project sponsor
  • Be able to deploy resources where they are most needed
  • Reduce stress and project surprises
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Sponsor attributes and responsibilities
  • Project Governance (based on the Association for Project Management’s publication Directing Change: A Guide to Governance)
  • Benefits identification and realisation
  • Cognitive biases that affect benefit realisation
  • Benefits realisation – the change curve
  • Benefits mapping
  • Supporting the Project Manager
  • Challenging questions to ask the Project Manager – getting behind the headlines

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Project governance and sponsorship.

  • Steve Kendall

    Steve Kendall

    Steve has worked as a consultant and trainer for over 20 years, helping organisations large and small, private and public to deliver their projects on time, in budget and with no nasty surprises.

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • CPD Hours:
    7
  • UK-Spec:
    C, E

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