Did you know that 40% of projects and 70% of transformation projects fail? And that the leading cause of project failure is poor project sponsorship? (Research data from PMI, Gartner, McKinsey, BCG and Forbes).
The sponsor's role is a difficult one to navigate and skillfully execute. There are many pressures to contend with, especially at the higher levels of management - such as multiple priorities and causes that compete for scarce organizational resources, capacity, funding, and focus. Importantly, the sponsor also has a day job and perhaps other projects to support.
With the rise of the Project Economy, sponsors and senior leaders must rapidly increase their project knowledge and competencies. This seesion will empower you to get started and understand the role and techniques to be a successful project sponsor. Thanks to Annie's experience in this field, the evening is going to be full of real-life examples and insights, which will make the evening fun!
This session explores the impact of an engaged effective sponsor for project and transformation outcomes, using a persona model and anonymised stories and examples from the presenter’s experience and research. There will be interactive activities and an opportunity for Q&A.
If you are currently involved in a project of any sort, this session will be of value to you. Annie will introduce you to approaches, methods and tools to help you drive outcomes.
Annie Sheehan is an internationally recognized expert in Project Management with over 25 years’ experience in consulting, project management, and coaching.
A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has served as a Non-Executive Director on corporate and not-for-profit boards since 2008. Annie is a past president of the Project Management Institute Melbourne Chapter and has mentored other Board Directors in Australia and New Zealand.
Annie is the author and co-author of two practical project delivery books, that can help you make an impact. She has just released her latest book: “The Courageous Sponsor: How to overcome challenges to get your project done”.
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This event will be hosted using Zoom. If you are not familiar with the application, please have a look at a quick tutorial here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials. Details for the Zoom meeting will be included in the email you receive when you register for this event.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Roosevelt Dias, Associate Director | Events.
|Event Date||27-08-2020 5:15 pm|
|Event End Date||27-08-2020 7:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||16-07-2020|
|Cut off date||27-08-2020 6:00 pm|
|Individual Price||Member: Free | Guests: $23|