So You Have a Sponsor, Now What?
Best Practices for a PM that Wants an Appropriately Engaged Sponsor
Jason Dunn, PMP, CSM, CSPO
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Leidos at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA, 20190
11:00 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program
PMIWDC Members $15
*Lunch will be served
About the Event
Both sponsors and PMs are often confused as to their role on projects. This finding is not really surprising because rarely, do sponsors receive training on how they should “sponsor” a project. Likewise, there is often no training for PMs, either. However, data shows that active and appropriate sponsor involvement results in improving your project’s chances of success across a range of outcomes.
The correct approach to engaging sponsors should vary by project characteristics, issue involved, and by sponsor strengths. The question is “what is the right level and type of involvement?”
During this luncheon discussion, Jason will share some strategies, research data, and practical experiences about how best engage your sponsor.
About the Speaker
Jason Dunn, PMP, CSM, CSPO
Jason Dunn has spent over 25 years improving project organizations, of which 20 years are in the Information Technology area. He has served many different roles on projects from Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager, Change Manager, Business Analyst, Researcher and Tester. Jason has worked for many Fortune 100 companies to improve their overall organizational effectiveness. As part of this work, he has stood-up PMOs as well as assessed and improved existing PMOs. Currently, he is the P3M Community Program Director at Freddie Mac in the Enterprise Program Management Office and is focused on improving Portfolio, Program and Project Management Maturity and Governance. He is a PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, CSM, CSPO, and Certified ProSci Change Management Trainer.
About the Reston Local Community
Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.