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You're a 'Big Change' Program Sponsor Who Is a Bit Lost and Needs Advice — What Do You Do?

Published: 10 June 2016

ID: G00307677

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Big change and transformational programs add unexpected and innovative dimensions to the program sponsor role. Program sponsors should be honest (privately) as to what they lack in program mastery. This research identifies four roles that can quietly provide expertise and advice.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use an Advisor to Mentor You in the Sponsor Role
  • Engage IV&V or Program Assurance Services to Validate Real Results
  • Reshape Part of the Program Steering Committee Into an Advisory Body
  • Appoint a Program Executive as Your Deputy

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