Disengaged, closed-minded and meddling sponsors are key causes of troubled projects. Scope creep and other project challenges are often driven by sponsors using their power to force changes onto the project that jeopardize successful project delivery. In this session, Ori Schibi, author of the new book Effective Project and Change Sponsorship: Getting the Most from your Strategic Investments, will explain how to better work with difficult sponsors – and how to be a better sponsor for your own project teams.
Ori Schibi, has over 28 years’ experience providing practical new ways of leading sustainable change through ambiguous conditions, managing projects and programs, and helping organizations maximize the benefits from agile. As a visionary thought leader, Ori introduces breakthrough concepts and practical ideas in areas related to project sponsorship, PMO, connecting change initiatives to projects, and collaboration – within and across projects. Most recently, Ori has completed a rollout of an agile framework for a government agency, along with a comprehensive organizational change management plan to ensure alignment and success.