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Succeeding with Senior Management by G. Michael Campbell

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Addressing Scope with the Sponsor

THERE ARE TWO undeniable truths in project management:

1.Scope of the project must be well-defined for a project to be successful.

2.Scope seems to always change during the course of the project.

Working effectively with your executive sponsor can be critical in handling the scope changes that will inevitably occur during a project—particularly one with a longer duration.

Defining the Scope

Over the years in delivering projects, I have rarely had a disagreement with a sponsor on what is in scope for the project. Various documents, such as the Business Case, usually provide input on the scope and shape the project ...

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