The sponsor liaison plays a critical role in ensuring the team stays focused on the needs of the sponsor. Sponsor liaisons are typically engineers who work for the sponsoring organization and have a full understanding of the needs and challenges the project brings. The liaison engineer will typically spend an hour or less per week with the team, usually meeting with the team via web conference. The liaison will receive a weekly status update from the team in addition to regular meetings. Meetings typically take place on weekdays between the hours of 8-10am and are scheduled with the team according to the needs of the liaison.