Being the project sponsor
Everybody plays the role of Project Sponsor at some point, for example during a renovation project at home. At work this role also crops up more and more frequently. As director, you commission the development of a product, or as manager you want to have a new IT system developed.
You naturally expect certain results, and want to make favourable agreements with respect to schedule and budget. Often, however, this is not easy, which is logical enough, given that the role of project executive is new to many people.
Being the Project Sponsor: A practical guide supports executives who are engaged in projects by means of step-by-step plans, guidelines and practical tips to put directly into practice in order to really achieve results. It provides answers to questions such as:
* Who is the best to fulfil the role of Project Sponsor?
* What does a Project Sponsor do before, during and after a project?
* How do you draw up a business case and how do you monitor it?
* How do you keep track on the progress?
* How can you best organise the project roles within an organisation?
This book is aimed at executives of projects who want to find out how they can fulfil this role as well as possible, as well as others who are directly involved in projects, such as (project) managers and directors.
Ten Gevers is director of Training and Consultancy firm NIMO in Soesterberg, and co-author of the popular books Practical Project Management 1 and 2.
Bart Hoitink is director Business Development at NIMO ProjectManagement Institute.
The series Best Practices in Business Excellence presents written and digital publications for professional development in senior management. Providing a minimum of theory and a maximum of practical guidelines, you will gain a wealth of information and skills in a short notice. In addition, the books are ideal as a reference.