This activity is part of the Preparing section of the Project Flow. Preparation starts as soon as you have the idea or offer for the project, and ends with the decision to execute/accept the project, or drop it. Checking the feasibility or possible options for the project happens in this section as well.
The first thing you need to do is to appoint a person as the Sponsor for the project; a senior manager (preferably a board member) who:
- Owns the project outcome
- Funds and resources the project
- Makes high-level decisions for the project
The Project Manager reports to this person.
The amount of time needed from a Sponsor is minimized in the flow, as senior managers are usually busy. They should be able to spend 5 to 10 hours per month on the project after the Preparation, and up to 30 hours for Preparation.