Effective Executive Project Sponsorship

Power Skills

PMI Keystone Chapter

Lehigh Valley Branch

Professional Speaker and Networking Event Series

Date:  Oct 21st 2021 6.30 – 8PM ONLINE VIRTUAL SESSION

Effective Executive Project Sponsorship


Topic                     :    Lehigh Valley PMI Meeting - Effective Executive Project Sponsorship


Presentation Description

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 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.


Presenter            : JOHN BOWEN

John Bowen is an Executive Consultant 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. 

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. 

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.  

Since 2015, John has presented at more than 150 events to an audience of over 12,000 executives, business professionals and graduate students in over 50 cities in 17 countries on four continents.  

CREDITS               :  Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.





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Type of category: Online Event

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: October 21st, 2021

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Students: Free

Members: Free

Non members and Guests: Free