Project Sponsor Training
April, 2021 – Guy Thorpe – (3 min read)
I was talking to a colleague recently who was making a big deal out of the fact that his organisation only hired PMs with “formal” PM qualifications…….
When I asked about his organisations prerequisite training for Project Sponsors, there was a long awkward silence before he replied “there wasn’t any”.
It’s interesting that Sponsors come up time and time again as one of the biggest determining factors of project success, yet all too often they turn up on projects rarely having had a single day of Sponsorship training? many are there based simply on seniority in the organisation.
I believe this is a fantastic opportunity for PMO’s to act as an enabler and ensure Sponsors are given the opportunity to receive the training they desperately need before being let loose on projects.
Surely the individuals leading your strategic initiatives should be fully equipped with the necessary skills to do so?
(Interested in Project Sponsor training drop me a message)