Gower author Peter Taylor (also known as The Lazy Project Manager), has been guest blogging for PM Bistro, with a post entitled The Campaign for Real Sponsors:
“Critical to any project’s success is having a good project manager, but after that it is pretty important to have a good project sponsor. However, like the saying goes, ‘you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your relatives.’ The same is true of project sponsors. ”
Peter goes on to outline the typical project sponsor responsibilities, as well as a look at “The good, the bad, and the confused,” before making his plea for support and investment for anyone working in this role.
Peter Taylor is author of the forthcoming; Leading Successful PMOs, How to Build the Best Project Management Office for Your Business published by Gower in November 2011 as well as,The Lazy Project Manager, and The Lazy Winner.