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e-Procurement: From Strategy to Implementation by Dale Neef

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Project Structure and Staffing

The Executive Steering Committee

As we have said before, a critical first step in a change management process is enlisting executive support and consensus. The best way to continue to maintain that level of sponsorship is to continue to engage those executives throughout the project by having them sit as a steering committee. For a time out of favor, placing a steering committee in charge is worth a word of caution, because as any of us who has either sat on a steering committee or worked with one in the past knows, there can be a tendency for the group to micromanage and second guess the project team, in ways that are not always best for the project. Nonetheless, executive understanding and sponsorship is too ...

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