I would like to first thank Peter Taylor. He not only provided the foreword to this book, but he also took a chance on me when we coauthored (along with Ron Rosenhead) Strategies for Project Sponsorship. It was his encouragement (and referral) that led to this first solo book endeavor. I hope I can bring just a fraction of his wit and humor into the manuscript for a more enjoyable read.

Thank-you to Karl Weigers, author and Principal Consultant of Process Impact, for his assistance and mentorship over the past 13 years. My first interaction with Karl was when I had e-mailed him through his website asking for advice on how to get a sponsor to prioritize project requirements. It became apparent after about 30 minutes that he did ...

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