Here are the characteristics of a good project sponsor. Represents the project as a senior manager Your project sponsor should ideally have a seat around the boardroom table. Shares information Communicates widely when asked Makes decisions Attends the Steering Group Able to secure resources Approves changes Owns the benefitsWhat are the responsibilities of a project sponsor?
Typically the Project Sponsor will be responsible for: ensuring that the business need is valid and correctly prioritised. ensuring that the project is properly launched. ensuring that the project remains a viable business proposition. ensuring changes to the project are properly managed. ensuring risks are managed.Who should be the project sponsor?
A project sponsor (often regarded as a project champion) can be any person or group of people who have a deep interest in or affected by the project to be created. So it is a stakeholder (who takes a stake in the project) having both the right and duty to provide and prioritize project financial resources.