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Building support for sponsorship in the project profession webinar, 1 October 2020, part 4 in this 4 part webinar series

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Building support for sponsorship in the project profession webinar
Thursday 1 October 2020

This is part 4 in the 4 part Enhancing sponsorship within the project profession webinar series

The link to the write up page and resources of this webinar:
https://www.apm.org.uk/news/building-support-for-sponsorship-in-the-project-profession-webinar/

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Building support for sponsorship in the project profession webinar, 1 October 2020, part 4 in this 4 part webinar series

  1. 1. Enhancing Sponsorship within the project profession – webinar series APM Governance SIG 01 October 2020
  2. 2. Webinar 4 – Building support for sponsorship in the project profession Panel debate with senior leaders/practitioners
  3. 3. Introductions Role Interest in topic Vision for role of sponsor in project profession
  4. 4. Introductions Carol Deveney Managing Director See Change International Consulting Ltd. See Change specialise in project sponsorship, transport consultancy and training & coaching sponsors
  5. 5. Introductions Alexandra Batey Director of Investment Delivery Planning Transport for London Sponsor of TfL’s Capital Investment Programme. Strong advocate for women in engineering and is passionate about developing the role of the ‘professional sponsor’.
  6. 6. Introductions Peter Horsted Group Compliance & Sustainability Portfolio Manager Royal Mail Extensive experience in the delivery of major change and played a key role the delivery of the award winning Royal Mail Transformation
  7. 7. Introductions Peter Wood Capability Lead for delegated sponsors Shell Supports the development of the right leadership behaviours and skills that are essential to deliver project benefits in challenging locations
  8. 8. Introductions Baney Young Head of Sponsorship Profession Network Rail Experienced in leading strategic change. Passionate about supporting strategy, enabling benefits realisation, good practice and continuous improvement
  9. 9. Discussion Points Support from business Support from project managers Competency framework Community of practice
  10. 10. Support from business ▪ Executive Sponsors are accountable to the business for the outcomes of change ▪ Held to account and incentivised by organisations to deliver the agreed benefits of the investment ▪ What challenges have you faced in securing support from your organisations to carry out your role? ▪ How have they been overcome?
  11. 11. Support from delivery teams ▪ Sponsors focus on strategic impact, project outcomes, benefits, and stakeholders ▪ Project delivery teams focus on outputs, time, cost, quality ▪ How can project managers and delivery teams support sponsors to carry out their role?
  12. 12. Competency framework ▪ The development of a competency framework is a key recommendation to enhance the role of sponsor within the project profession ▪ How should we approach the development of an industry- recognised competency framework for sponsorship? ▪ What should be included – what should not? A standard competency framework can inform job descriptions and the approach to recruitment and performance development
  13. 13. Community of practice ▪ A community of practice can share best practice, identify what good looks like and celebrate leaders in the profession ▪ Where should we start to develop a community of practice? ▪ What are the challenges that need addressing? ▪ How can they be overcome?
  14. 14. Wrap up Further engagement
  15. 15. Webinar series Sponsorship in the project profession Slides and recording now available ▪ Sponsorship: how to enhance the role within the project profession ▪ The Executive Sponsor role – panel debate with senior leaders ▪ The Delegated Sponsor role – panel debate with senior practitioners
  16. 16. Directing Change 3rd Edition - 2018 Governance of Co- owned Projects - 2017 Sponsoring Change 2nd Edition - 2018 Free to APM members at www.apm.org.uk/memberdownloads Gov SIG Publications Directing Agile Change - 2016 APM Learning module – Working with project sponsors Free to APM members at Associate level and above at www.apm.org.uk/apm-learning
  17. 17. Related blogs and webinars ▪ The project sponsor, a hinge or hinderance to success? ▪ Sponsorship: how to enhance the role within the project profession ▪ Who makes the ideal sponsor and does it matter? ▪ The sponsor role and sponsorship - the way forward webinar ▪ Sponsoring the Thameslink Programme ▪ Who and what is a sponsor in project management?
  18. 18. Thank you!

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