The professional Programme and Project Sponsorship
(PPS) certification has been developed specifically for Senior Responsible Owners (SROs) and Sponsors or Executives of programmes and projects.
It is based on Best Management Practice guidance such as PRINCE2® and MSP® and combines leadership ability with PPM skills.
The PPS syllabus has been split into four separate units to offer flexible half-day training modules:
- The role of the sponsor
- The sponsor working with people
- Identifying and establishing a programme/project
- The delivery journey.
The syllabus is methodology independent and uses generic terms as far as possible. However, it is assumed that candidates are familiar with Best Management Practice guidance. Candidates should also be, or aspire to become, Programme and Project Sponsors, also known as SROs/Project Executives. These are typically at management or senior level in their organizations who often have responsibility for several programmes or projects.