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Perfect Phrases for Project Management: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Delivering Results on Time and Under Budget by Karen Tate, Helen S. Cooke

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CHAPTER 10

Perfect Phrases to Get Management Sign-Off and Support

Getting formal sign-off on the project plan is important because it represents the formal agreement between the person providing the resources (the sponsor) and the people using those resources to deliver an agreed-on product or outcome (the team). By the time sign-off is requested, a general agreement already should have been achieved. But because projects go through a process of progressive elaboration, where more is known after the plan has been developed than what was known when it was first initiated, changes will have been made to confirm or adjust the plan against those early assumptions. Those changes need agreement as well. First get agreement from the team, then present ...

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