Feel free to take the initiative to understand what your sponsor wants. Here’s a conversation I had with a sponsor for a recent project:
Hey Clyde, let’s discuss what’s really driving this project.
Oh, no. Not this again. You made me do this the last time.
Yup. And remember when you wanted to add another feature? Because you told me you wanted to squeeze in as many features as possible before the release date, I was able to add it, because of the way we had organized the project. It wasn’t easy, but it was possible.
Oh, yeah. I forgot. OK. But this project is different.
Oh? Tell me more.
Look, you take care of the people. And the project ...