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The Delegated Sponsor role – panel debate with senior practitioners, 30 July 2020, part 3 in this 4 part webinar series


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The Delegated Sponsor role – panel debate with senior practitioners
Thursday 30 July 2020
This is part 3 in the 4 part Enhancing sponsorship within the project profession webinar series

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The Delegated Sponsor role – panel debate with senior practitioners, 30 July 2020, part 3 in this 4 part webinar series

  1. 1. Enhancing Sponsorship within the project profession – webinar series APM Governance SIG 30 July 2020
  2. 2. Webinar 3 – The Delegated Sponsor role Panel debate with senior leaders webinar
  3. 3. Introductions Role Interest in topic Vision for role of sponsor in project profession
  4. 4. Introductions Richard Zavitz Principal Sponsor APM Governance SIG committee member experienced project professional working in the sponsorship of major capital investment projects at Transport for London
  5. 5. Introductions Adam Bradley Business Opportunity Manager Shell Accountable aligning stakeholders, identifying and addressing risk, while creating the conditions to enable a quality investment decision and robust execution
  6. 6. Introductions Ian Jones Managing Director Devereaux Kelly Associates business leader who has spent a significant part of his career in the areas of strategic planning, business transformation and corporate governance at Royal Mail
  7. 7. Introductions Malcolm Parsons Industry Programme Director [West of England] Network Rail focus on customer relations, sponsorship, business development and programme delivery across the West of England
  8. 8. Introductions Roger Wantling Regional Sponsor for Yorkshire & North-East Highways England experience managing and reviewing complex and high- risk programmes and projects across industries in the public and private sectors
  9. 9. Introductions Joy Wigg Lead Sponsor Transport for London experienced project professional passionate about bringing people together to deliver projects that delight customers
  10. 10. Discussion Points Role clarity in organisation Delegated sponsor team Relationship with delivery team Support for sponsors
  11. 11. Role clarity in organisation ▪ Delegated sponsor appointed to carry out tasks on behalf of the accountable party ▪ How is the role of a delegated sponsor applied in your organisation? ▪ Are there conflicts/overlaps with other roles in your organisation?
  12. 12. Delegated sponsor team ▪ The executive sponsor may delegate a team to carry out the sponsorship role to realise the benefits of the project. ▪ The team may be made up of subject matter experts (SMEs) and consultants ▪ How do you make best use of a sponsor team? What should you avoid?
  13. 13. Relationship with delivery team ▪ The role will change over the lifecycle of the project to reflect the activities of the delivery team and the evolution of complexity/risk for the business ▪ What approaches work best for you to support both the project and the executive sponsor/business?
  14. 14. Support for sponsors ▪ A competency framework was agreed to most enhance the role of sponsor within the project profession. We will cover this in detail in our final webinar in the series. ▪ Do you have any suggestions on how to raise the profile of sponsorship within your organisation? ▪ What other support do you see is essential for sponsors to be able to fully enact their role and who is best placed to provide it?
  15. 15. Wrap up Further engagement
  16. 16. 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 Thursday 1 October 2020 12:30 to 13:30 ▪ Building support for sponsorship in the project profession
  17. 17. Directing Change 3rd Edition - 2018 Governance of Co-owned Projects - 2017 Sponsoring Change 2nd Edition - 2018 Free to APM members at Gov SIG Publications Directing Agile Change - 2016 APM Learning module – Working with project sponsors Free to APM members at Associate level and above at
  18. 18. Related blogs and webinars ▪ 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? ▪ Effective sponsorship is key to success
  19. 19. Thank you!