Successful Project Sponsorship
The critical role of the Senior Responsible Owner*

*Term used by the UK Government: "The Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) is the individual responsible for ensuring that a project or programme of change meets its objectives and delivers the projected benefits. They should be the owner of the overall business change that is being supported by the project or programme".

Overview and Learning Objectives.

This half-day executive workshop will provide executive project and program sponsors with a clear understanding of their central role, and critical responsibilities, in creating successful project and program outcomes for their organisations.

On completion, attendees will appreciate the important roles and responsibilities of the Executive Project Sponsor

Who should attend: Project and program sponsors, steering committee members, portfolio and program managers, senior executives.

Attendees will be provided with a range of documents to assist in their role as a project or program sponsor.


Course Outline

  • Introductions
  • What is a sponsor or SRO?
  • Why do sponsors matter?
    • KPMG and PwC studies
  • Sponsors’ key roles as defined by PMI, OGC, APM and others:
    • Selling the project/program
    • Governance and oversight
    • Organisational change
    • Preserving organisational value
  • Roles of the sponsor within your organisation (section customised to include specific organisational constraints)
    • Owning the 'business case'
    • Benefits realisation
    • Supporting the project manager
    • Oversighting project progress
    • Issues and risk management
  • Summary
  • Sources of additional information and assistance
  • Wrap-up.

Workshop Details

The presentation can be configured to either a 2 hour executive briefing or a more in-depth half-day workshop.

Modules and Options

The contents and focus of each in-house workshop are customised to align with the existing governance structures of the organiation.

Also available as a short Executive Briefing.

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PDUs and AIPM CPD Points.

PMI PDUs. Attendees at Mosaic's project management workshops earn 1 PDU per hour of teaching time (typically 6 PDUs per day). The breakdown of PDUs across the PMI Talent Triangle® depends on the modules selected for inclusion in the course - the PDUs to be earned are agreed during the course design phase and are included on your individual course attendance certificates. See more on the PMI Talent Triangle®

AIPM CPD. Attendees at Mosaic's project management workshops earn points based on the AIPM CPD points table current at the date of the course, currently you earn 2 points per hour to a maximum of 20 per course (B08 - Knowledge): see more on the AIPM website.

Other CPD requirements. Mosaic retains details of courses and attendees to support CPD claims in most organisations and we are happy to work with you to ensure you can claim your entitlements.