Does executive sponsorship matter for realizing project management value?

Dawne E. Chandler, Janice L. Thomas

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    Abstract

    Executive sponsorship is critical to project success; however, the impact of the sponsorship role on project management value and sustainability is not known. Using correlation analysis we examine survey responses from 91 U.S. executives. Formalizing and providing training on the sponsorship role and responsibilities are both significantly related to senior management's perception of the sustainability of project management value. Unexpectedly, no significant relationship exists between the prevalence of the sponsorship role and project management value outcomes. These results extend our understanding of the importance of the sponsorship role and provide practical guidance for those seeking to improve the sustainability of project management value.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)46-61
    Number of pages16
    JournalProject Management Journal
    Volume46
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct. 2015

    Keywords

    • project sponsorship
    • sustainability of value of project management
    • value of project management
    • value of project sponsorship

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