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Brilliant Checklists for Project Managers, 2nd Edition by Richard Newton

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CHAPTER 6: Project initiation

Project initiation requires putting the team and other resources in place to deliver the project, developing a project plan, and starting to deliver the project.

The project sponsor

The project sponsor is a key role in every project. The sponsor represents the interests of the project investors and supports the project manager to fulfil his day-to-day role. The project manager manages the day-to-day work on the project.

The project sponsor’s role is to:

  • Identify the business need for a project, and act as an evangelist for the project.
  • Provide senior support to a project during execution:
    • accessing resources
    • overcoming problems
    • decision making ...

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