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Evaluate The Impact of The Relatioship Between Project Manager And Project Sponsor on Project Performance With Emphasis On The Final Project Result and The End Effect
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A critical factor in project success or failure, is the impact on project outcomes, caused by the relationship between the project manager and project sponsor.

Theory researched provides the foundations between the relationship between project manager and sponsor for an analysis on project best practices. The objective of which is to apply these theories to help create a set of guidelines or recommendations to be implemented to help measure and then manage the relationship through project processes or guidelines.

The analysis covers the established views on the roles of both manager and sponsor within a project as well as the relational issues that are a part of it. The impact of these issues on project outcomes are the foundation of this dissertation. A portion of the analysis will be using lessons learned from previous projects and part of this research is to nd best practices for identication and application of these lessons.

Empirical data is in the form of a series of interviews with both the main company and a benchmarking process using three other companies. This will help identify the actual perceptions and complexities of the roles and the relationship between managers and sponsors.

In order to better understand the di-culties and challenges that exist in the rela- tionship both parties can work to avoid or overcome them as they arise. The diffi-culties will be both hard in terms of technical knowledge as well as soft relaating to people skills. Knowing how the relationship functions best would be an important asset for each party and will greatly increase the chances of project success.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 116 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis
Keyword [en]
project sponsor, project manager, relationship management, lessons learned
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91020OAI: diva2:507715
Available from: 2012-03-20 Created: 2012-03-06 Last updated: 2012-03-20Bibliographically approved

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