Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

9/7/21 Effective Executive Project Sponsorship

9/7/21 Effective Executive Project Sponsorship

Research shows that the leading cause of project failure is inadequate support from senior management.  All too often, executives inherit the role of project sponsor without coaching in the scope and critical importance of that responsibility.  In this presentation, John Bowen will clarify the responsibilities of the project sponsor, the project manager and the project team.  The presentation will explain the executive sponsor’s role in project selection, project governance, project planning and preparation, project execution and communication, and project closure.

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Event Properties

Event Date 09-07-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2021 8:00 pm
Individual Price Free


John Bowen


John Bowen is a Senior Consultant and Executive Speaker to CXOs, executive organizations and professional groups for Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI). He has more than 35 years of IT management experience including executive leadership, technology management, IT integration, IT due diligence, strategic planning and large-scale system implementation. John is also president of Management Envision LLC, a research and consulting company focused on innovative presentation of complex issues in process, portfolio, project and program management. He provides management consulting services to IT organizations in global expansion and manages projects in the US, Latin America and Europe. Before joining CAI, John served for ten years as CIO of PPL Global, the international division of PPL Corporation. In that role, he was responsible for IT management and operations in Latin America and lived for several years in Argentina and Chile. He has managed multi-national projects involving teams in more than 25 countries. He authored an acclaimed project management methodology and established project management offices (PMOs) in multiple companies in the US and Latin America. John is a Rector Scholar and magna cum laude graduate of DePauw University with degrees in mathematics, computer science and symbolic logic. He has taught international business, information engineering and project management for MBA programs at fifteen universities and is currently visiting instructor of international business and project management at Lehigh University’s Iacocca Institute and adjunct professor of project management in the Lehigh University College of Business and Economics Executive Education Program. John has taught international business and project leadership to more than 800 professionals from 100 countries at the Iacocca Institute´s Global Village program. Since 2015, John has presented at more than 125 events to an audience of over 9000 executives, business professionals and graduate students in over 50 cities in 13 countries on four continents. John's industry knowledge spans software development, higher education, power generation, energy distribution, telecommunications and health care.