This post provides a model to create environments for successful projects using a non-linear framework to meet the realities of today’s workplace.
To the question, Why Train Sponsors?, this post offers selling points to achieve management commitment for project success.
Driving Organizational Performance
On on-going quest in most all organizations is to improve performance, especially on project-based work. It takes a concerted effort to make improvements, not just depending on accidents, luck, or wishful thinking.
A universal objective is to achieve better results from project-based work. Excellence in sponsorship as a major role in optimizing outcomes is a fervent belief held by colleague Alfonso Bucero, myself, and many others. Sponsor performance on many projects, however, is a very different story. A sponsor initiates, funds, and supports the project from inception through completion and on throughout the project outcome life cycle. Proactive sponsorship is the ideal.
Are You an Effective Negotiator?
View this LinkedIn.com post to pursue this question about your skills as a negotiator. Get hints how to improve.
Are we having fun yet? This posting suggests an approach to developing and applying humor skills at work.
This article is a preview of our Second Edition of Project Sponsorship that the Project Management Institute published in October 2015.