Many executives end up in the roles of project managers and sponsors through management assignment. These "accidental" roles can lead to much confusion and delay and have tremendous impact on the project's success. Even worse, many people assigned to these roles don't know anything about the projects they sponsor, and no one has bothered to explain to them the meaning of project sponsorship. Research shows that only a few organizations are aware of how to develop the skills of their top managers and executives regarding the tremendous influence they can have on a project.
Project Sponsorship: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success, by Randall L. Englund and Alfonso Bucero, describes how project managers and sponsors can develop the skills they need. The authors rely upon their vast project management experiences to provide a definitive guide for educating all stakeholders concerning the roles and responsibilities involved with project sponsorship.
The book is full of practical tools and information, focusing on communication issues, training, problem solving, mentoring and negotiation. Project Sponsorship is a primary resource for anyone in project management, and will help guide the "accidental" project manager or project sponsor to manage successful projects.
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