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You're an Executive Sponsor and Accountable for Program Success — What Does It Take?

Published: 10 June 2016

ID: G00304842

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


As an executive sponsor for a program, you "own" success. However, evolving a program's success dimensions and continuously engaging others around those dimensions are complex and fraught with various traps. Use this research to get yourself focused and to "succeed with success."

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Being Clear About Your Ownership of Program Success


  • Learn, Practice and Work at Program Understanding, and Master the Executive Sponsor Role
  • Ask, "How Do I Orchestrate Stakeholders to Get to a Success Definition?"
  • Ask, "How Do I Manage for Success?"
  • Ask, "What Must I Do to Work Through Challenges to Program Success?"
  • Ask, "How Do I Deal Effectively With Requested Major Changes?"

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