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In many organizations, Projects, whatever the purpose addressed for them, are usually proposed by a member of a steering group. That is usually called a project sponsor. He/she is primarily the main responsible for the beneficial change to be integrated by a temporary organization (project, program or project portfolio) to a permanent organization (Dinsmore & Cooke-Davies, 2006, pp. 123). However, there are forms of organizations that project sponsors are rarely visible at in terms of control and power possession such as project-based organizations (PBO) (Hobday, 2000). That raise questions regarding the roles and crucial impact of project sponsor in relation with the success of projects and project management (PM). Therefore, in this article, the answers to what roles a project sponsor plays in a project and why they are crucial are discussed.