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Sarah Coleman – Helping your sponsor step up to the challenge

How can you educate your sponsor? Yes, you can choose your friends but you don’t often have the opportunity to choose your project sponsor. What are they supposed to be doing for you and your project? How can you ensure they come up with the goods and, more to the point, how can you ensure your organization is supporting the role?

Recently recorded by The PM Channel at the EVA18,  Sarah Coleman’ presentation will help project manager to understand the role of a project sponsor.

Sarah Coleman works nationally and internationally at leadership level across public services and the private sector. She is an experienced Project and Programme Manager and has extensive hands-on experience of ICT and business transformation projects, and of turning around failing projects. She began her career in IT focusing on business analysis and the design, development and implementation of ICT solutions for Xansa, Experian and BT plc and for their global corporate clients. ICT has long been recognized as a driver for change, and Sarah found herself increasingly working with leadership teams to design and implement major change programs to support organizational strategy.

Sarah now specializes in business transformation and organizational change, working to develop capacity and capability for sustainable growth, performance improvement, competitiveness and efficiency. She also has a particular passion for developing the next generation of organizational leaders, and is a qualified and experienced leadership coach.

Sarah is a guest speaker, facilitator, blogger and contributor to various books and publications for project leadership and management. She authored the chapter “Dealing with Power and Politics” for “Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change” (2013) published by Kogan Page. She is also currently writing “Project Leadership (3rd edition)” commissioned by Gower Publishing. She is Visiting Senior Fellow at Lincoln University (Organisational Strategy & Business Growth), and a guest lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and at Nottingham Law School. Sarah is the founder and MD at Business Evolution Ltd, and co-founder and Director at Leadership 5000.

Business Evolution Ltd works with public services and private sector organizations to help design, develop and implement complex change projects and programmes to boost performance.

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We are pleased to announce that selected EVA18 video presentations from EVA18 Project Controls are now available on The PM Channel.


Watch videos of some of the most influential figures in project management such as:

  • Helping your sponsor step up to the challenge, Sarah Coleman, Business Evolution
  • How to Be Upbeat in a Downbeat World, Roy Sheppard
  • Improving IBR (Integrated Baseline Review) outcomes throught self-assessement, David Bright, BMT HiQ-Sigma with Craig Stansfield, Thales Transportation Solutions
  • Telling Tales (with a bit of resilience), Didi Hopkins, National Theatre
  • Making the Olympics Happen & Beyond: A Programme Manager’s Perspective, Louise Hardy,  AECOM
  • Defending business performance by deploying EV countermeasure, Graham Court, VP Planning UK with Graeme McNaught Project Planning Manager Selex ES
  • Have we lost our way with Controls? Steve Elliott, Programme Controls Director Crossrail
  • Earned Value and Agile software Development, Steve Jones, Sellafield Ltd
  • Facilitation – the glue that is needed for management and project success, Cath Convery, ESL
  • What’s in it for me? Benefits realisation management and staff motivation, Dr Hugo Minney
  • Delivering an Olympic Legacy, Lee McDonagh, MACE

These and many more EVA18 video presentations are available in the Development package.  Subscribe now for £149/year.

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