The Sponsor Interview is the first step in a successful project! This is where you will get to know the Sponsor and understand their vision, business case and objective for the project. Even if you have worked with the Sponsor before, this sit down conversation will be well worth the time.
2-3 depending if you are just facilitating or the project manager on the project.
30-60 Minutes. No one wants to be in a meeting longer than needed. Try to keep it short and sweet.
Novice to Master. Anyone can facilitate a successful interview meeting!
Everyone does better when they are prepared. If you want to put everyone at ease, send them the list of questions ahead of the meeting. This way nothing is a shock and you may save time if answers are prepared ahead of the meeting – for the win!
Virtually or in-person it is critical that everyone has face-time with each other. So make sure that if attending virtually that everyone can connect in video chat. You will also need to share ideas, so a whiteboard is important and a space that fosters creativity and innovation.
All of our plays are five steps or less! However, you may need to run multiple plays to get the most out of this one. Don’t worry – you can do it! Learn the play, rehearse it regularly, apply it in the field and debrief on the outcomes. If it worked well, use it again; if it didn’t, find out why. Are there new factors in the system you need to consider, or do you just need to keep practicing? If you need help or have questions on this play, contact us!