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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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5.5. Obtaining Management Approval

Once the WBS has been initially created, it must pass through management for a final sign-off. In some instances, such as when the project manager and the project team are consultants or vendors integrating the technology into an existing enterprise, the project manager probably won't have to pass every work unit within the WBS through management for approval.

5.5.1. Presenting to the Project Sponsor

The project sponsor, the advocate of the project, will be the first stop on the road to approval of the WBS. The project manager must be prepared to explain any phase of the WBS to the project sponsor. If the project manager has fully researched and skillfully planned the WBS around business cycles and the team ...

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