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Overview

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?"

Full course syllabus

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Target Audience

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:

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Course Content

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

Module 2. Working With People

Module 3. Identifying and Establishing a Programme/Project

Module 4. The Delivery Journey

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Pre-Requisites

Although this course is not prescriptive, it is assumed that delegates attending are familiar with Programme and Project Management (PPM) and related frameworks.

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Accreditation

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:

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Duration

This two day programme comprises four half-day modules. The examination is held at the end of the 4th module.

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