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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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The New Sponsor

There's a first time for everything—including project and program governance. Here are five tips for doing it right.

David Tilk, PMP

You've found yourself as the sponsor of a new project—the one that's supposed to change the way your organization does business. Your business unit is going to be one of the most affected areas, so it makes sense for you to take the role. But you've never served as a project sponsor before, and so—apart from applying common sense and calling on past experience—you're not sure what to look out for.

Here are five tips for ensuring your inaugural project or program governance journey is a successful one.

1. UNDERSTAND THE KEY VALUE DRIVERS AND KEEP THE FOCUS ON THE BIG PICTURE

In providing governance ...

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