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Four Key Ways to Disengage Overly-Involved Project Sponsors

There are times when we need to disengage a project sponsor who is overly involved in the day-to-day work of the project team. We want them engaged in the project, certainly; but not so involved in the tasks associated with the project that the team feels they can’t get the work done. Much of time […]

Keeping Control of Your Projects - Part 2

Sponsors/Key Stakeholder Communications

See Part I for the first part of this article on team communications.

In this post we’ll approach communications from the perspective of sponsors and other key stakeholders.

Managing your sponsors and key stakeholders is essential to ensure your project meets their needs. We want to control our communications – meeting the […]

The Unresponsive Project Sponsor – Part III

The meeting with the sponsor

Part I and Part II of our story.

The day of the meeting arrived! Abigail started the meeting by thanking Sarah for her time and for choosing her to work on the project. She let Sarah know that she was excited to be working with her on this initiative.

She […]

The Unresponsive Project Sponsor - Part II

Preparing to meet with the sponsor

Reach Part I of our story.

Abigail wanted to be careful about how she approached the sponsor, Sarah. She needed her assistance on the project but also realized that Sarah was quite busy and did have other initiatives in progress. She wanted to be sure she was prepared for […]

The Unresponsive Project Sponsor - Part I

I need help!

Abigail has been assigned a project to open a new retail store for her organization. This is the fifth such project she has managed. She is often selected for new store projects. The location selected is not one where the company has done business, but research shows that there is significant potential […]