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Author Chandler, Dawne E., author.

Title Improving executive sponsorship of projects : a holistic approach / Dawne E. Chandler, Payson Hall.

Publication Info. New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 157 pages) : illustrations.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series Portfolio and project management collection, 2156-8200
Portfolio and project management collection., 2156-8200
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-152) and index.
Contents 1. Approach to improving executive project sponsorship -- 2. Executive sponsorship matters -- 3. Cultural influences on executive sponsorship -- 4. Importance of project management standards -- 5. Desirable executive sponsor characteristics -- 6. Sponsor readiness -- 7. Roadmap to organizational preparedness -- 8. A plan to enhance executive sponsorship -- 9. Summary -- References -- Index.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary This book is a resource for senior managers looking to enhance project outcomes by improving executive project sponsorship. It is also a source for project managers and sponsoring executives seeking information to improve sponsor effectiveness. Improving Executive Sponsorship of Projects addresses gaps in current project management literature. From a senior management perspective, the gap is the lack of resources explaining why and how to establish a program to improve executive sponsorship strategically across an organization. From a tactical perspective, the gap is a scarcity of actionable materials to clarify roles, responsibilities, expected behaviors, and identify support necessary for improving sponsor effectiveness. The authors identify key factors to consider before creating an executive sponsorship improvement program or enhancing an existing one and explain why executive sponsorship is important to an organization, how an organization's culture influences the effectiveness of the sponsor role, and why project management standards are critical to success. They explore what roles, responsibilities, and behavior should be considered and how to determine whether the person in the sponsor role is the right person and prepared to do the job. Finally, the book provides a process, with tools, to assess an organization's readiness to implement an executive sponsorship program, develop a plan for improvement, and monitor the progress of a program once it has begun.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on December 17, 2016).
Subject Project management.
Executive ability.
Indexed Term executive leadership
executive sponsorship
organizational preparedness
portfolio management
program management
project management
project manager and sponsor relationship building
project sponsor behaviors
project sponsor training
project sponsor roles and responsibilities
project sponsorship
project sponsorship effectiveness
project sponsorship assessment
projects and strategic alignment
sustainability of project management
value of project management
value of project sponsorship
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hall, Payson, author.
Other Form: Print version: 9781631574115
ISBN 9781631574122 e-book
9781631574115 paperback

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