In today’s modern world organisations are continually moving forward, changing, reviewing and updating their capabilities on a regular basis. The implementation of new strategies and initiatives will typically be delivered by targeted programmes and/or projects.
Such programmes and projects require a leader and champion to Sponsor and take accountability for successful delivery.
This programme has been developed to provide a clear understanding of what is required in the key role of Programme or Project Sponsor. It addresses the key questions not only of "What should I be doing?" but also "What is an appropriate level of my involvement?" and "What should others be doing for me?"
This programme has been designed for anyone who is sponsoring or is about to become the sponsor of, and accountable for, a Change Programme or Project.
This programme is applicable to any organisation wishing to ensure that their business change leaders have a comprehensive understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
It would be particularly relevant to:
- Senior Responsible Owners (SRO s)
- Project Sponsors
- Project Executives
- Programme Directors
- Departmental Directors
The programme consists of four complementary modules which can either be delivered as a two-day workshop or as a series of half day briefings:
Module 1. The Role of the Sponsor
- What should we do?
- Why are we doing it?
- What do I need?
- What will stop me?
Module 2. Working With People
- Who and how?
- Identifying and overcoming resistance
- Communication and rapport
- Building the right team
Module 3. Identifying and Establishing a Programme/Project
- The Environment
- What is the Target?
- How can I be sure we can deliver?
Module 4. The Delivery Journey
- Staying in control
- Is it good practice or not?
- Am I being told all I should be?
- Reaching the destination
Although this course is not prescriptive, it is assumed that delegates attending are familiar with Programme and Project Management (PPM) and related frameworks.
This two day programme prepares participants to sit the new APM Group Programme and Project Sponsor Qualification. The format of this exam is as follows:
- Complex multiple choice
- Scenario based
- 10 questions
- 90 minutes
- 65% required to pass
This two day programme comprises four half-day modules. The examination is held at the end of the 4th module.