Concept Number: *396
English Master: Sponsor
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
PP: Sponsor: Production Planning <- Email 16th April Jenny Jones to Alan Aldern.
Scale: Work Units produced per Work Day per Employee.
Goal [Next Year]: 3,000 Work Units/Work Day/Employee.
Stretch [In 3 Years Time]: 4,000 Work Units/Work Day/Employee.
CEWD: Sponsor [Stretch]: Corporate Enterprise Workforce Development.
Example of a specification of sponsor integrated with a Performance-Requirement. Notice the two Levels of sponsorship: one overall (PP) and one for the Stretch Goal (CEWD).
1. Sponsors contribute, or are willing to contribute, Resources towards the achievement of System change. The Resource can be of a variety of types, such as financial Budget, people, materials, reputation, or vocal support. The support can be limited to political or managerial power. They are one Type of Stakeholder.
3. System change can have more than one sponsor.
4. Identification of the sponsors in a specification is useful, in order to find out whom to go to, in order to get continued or increased Levels of support/Resource. It sends a signal to specification readers that these are the people they are dealing with, and should Aim to please.
This Concept entered by Lisa.