Successful Project Sponsorship: A Time-Saver for the Busy Executive

  • 6h 46m 21s
  • Michiel van der Molen
  • Brilliance Publishing
  • 2019

The project sponsor/executive/director is essential for any project, as this person is in charge and ultimately accountable for its success (or lack thereof). However, he or she is rarely trained in project management; rather they are likely to be a general manager or senior executive. Michiel van der Molen seeks to help these accidental project overseers understand their role and responsibilities, guiding them to proactively take control of the project.

The book is written in line with the PMI's Lexicon of Project Management Terms, and van der Molen includes tips for people working in Prince2 and Agile environments specifically, but predominantly concentrates on universal principles, making the book applicable to any operating environment.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction to Part One: The Four Principles of Successful Project Sponsorship
  • 1. The First Principle: Share the Business Case
  • 2. The Second Principle: Organize Ownership
  • 3. The Third Principle: Focus on Deliverables
  • 4. The Fourth Principle: Empower the Project Manager
  • Summary of Part One
  • Introduction to Part Two
  • 5. A Closer Look at the Steering Group
  • 6. Directing the Project Manager
  • 7. Realizing the Benefits
  • 8. Achieving Quality
  • 9. Dealing with Uncertainties
  • 10. Assessing Documents
  • 11. Why Do Projects Exceed Their Budget and What Can You Do About This?
  • Summary of Part Two
  • Introduction to Part Three
  • 12. The Challenge
  • 13. The Approach
  • 14. Tips for Training Courses and Workshops
  • Summary of Part Three
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