Project Teamwork

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The Project Sponsor

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The Project Sponsor is the individual (often a manager or executive) with overall accountability for the project.

The Project Sponsor is primarily concerned with ensuring that the project delivers the agreed business benefits.

The Project Sponsor acts as the representative of the organisation, and plays a vital leadership role through:

Project Sponsors Responsibilities

Typically the Project Sponsor will be responsible for:

During the life of any project, business circumstances may change considerably, making it impossible for the Project Manager to carry out his/her job. Examples are such things as changes of policy, adverse business conditions, etc.  In such cases the Project Sponsor is responsible for recognising and reacting to any such circumstances.