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Be a Killer Sponsor!: Ten Attributes of a Best-in-Class Project Sponsor (Project Management Screw-Ups Book 1) by [Lonnie Pacelli]

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Some years back I was appointed the lead program manager on an initiative to consolidate a number of disparate order management systems into a single system which supported all of the company's order management needs.  Therewere about five program managers working with me who each dragged in their respective customers to participate in the project.  The project was sponsored by the IT organization with no sponsorship from the business owner.  The project lumbered along for about two months with the customers continually questioning why they were working on aproject that wasn't on their manager's radar. The business owner finally had enough and called IT management and the lead program manager (me!) into a meeting.  The meeting started off withthe manager saying to IT, "Who told you to do this project?"  Now, I'm no rocket scientist, but it was pretty clear at that point that this was not to be one of my shining project management moments.   While the meeting was very uncomfortable, I learned an extremely important lesson: absolutely,without a doubt, secure sponsorship on a project at the beginning, or suffer the consequences.
I've learned a lot about project sponsorship through the years.  I've encapsulated those learnings in Be a Killer Sponsor to help jump-start your skills as a project sponsor.  I hope this is helpful to you in your quest to drive successful projects.
Best - Lonnie            

About the Author

Lonnie has over 35 years' experience including 11 at Accenture, 9 at Microsoft, and 15 as an independent strategy consultant and author. Independent director at Northwest Center, a $60m disability inclusion non-profit that operates 7 businesses which fund services provided to people with disabilities.
He has held key positions at Microsoft including managing $6b in spend as director of corporate procurement and leading the worldwide corporate planning and budgeting group. As strategy consultant at Microsoft led business-critical initiatives including $30m information technology program to transform Nokia phone manufacturing factory to Xbox and Surface repair facility. Created and drove cultural change through a strategic project assurance review process used on over 100 projects in one of Microsoft's internal IT organizations.
He is a popular leadership, project management and autism awareness author and keynote speaker. See more at

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  • File Size : 3492 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 17 pages
  • Publication Date : March 3, 2012
  • Publisher : Pacelli Publishing (March 3, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
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