Navigating the Political Waters

IN THIS CHAPTER, I want to cover how to work with your sponsor and other senior management and then move on to some of the negative aspects of company politics. In my experience talking to many project managers, the political landscape is one of the most frustrating aspects to deal with. I think part of the frustration stems from a lack of understanding of what is really going on, particularly as related to decisions made and actions taken.

The political landscape in most companies starts with the organization chart. The org chart defines who reports to whom and defines the relationships among people at a given ...

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