Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Silver Bullet to Project Success – Sponsor, Project Manager and Business Analyst

Are organizations looking for that silver bullet to avoid another project failure?   Could these roles in your organization be the silver bullet to cure a major prevailing problem?  Let’s look at a snapshot of each role to better understand how the role and key tenets help sets the stage for project success.


Key Tenets

Sponsor: Your role has always been identified as a key role for project success; it’s time to elevate your commitment to provide necessary guidance for the project manager and business analyst.

Support, coach/mentor, communicates with stakeholders, escalates issues to senior management, remove barriers and approves resources for the project

Project Manager:  Your role is shifting from project management to project leadership.  It’s time to step out of your comfort zone to coach sponsors, lead change, effectively manage your projects through the entire lifecycle and lead distributed global teams.

Leadership, coach/mentor, define project scope, communication with project team, stakeholders and sponsor, stakeholder expectation management, soft skills

Business Analyst: Your role is taking a front row seat where you belong alongside your business partner; the project manager.  BAs can really help move the needle forward to align projects for success.

Engagement with business, business analysis tasks i.e.: define solution scope and business requirements for alignment with business and project objectives
Pairing these three leaders together in partnership will help ensure your project will be successful throughout the lifecycle to completion. In a nutshell, the executive sponsor, PM and BA; all play leadership roles;

>The Executive Sponsor owns the project and is responsible for benefits realization to create value for the business case, 

>The PM leads the team and delivers the solution and,

>The BA ensures that the solution meets the business need and aligns with business and project objectives.  
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