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The Role of the SRO in Government Projects

Published: 22 May 2019

ID: G00388580

Analyst(s): John Kost , Cathleen Blanton


Because the government CIO is often too busy to provide day-to-day leadership over major projects, decision-making authority is often delegated to another sponsor. Here we provide best practices for creating the job description of the alternative sponsor.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure That the Role and Expectations of the SRO Are Understood by All Affected Parties and Communicated Broadly by the Chief Executive
  • CIOs Should Inquire About the SRO’s Availability
  • CIOs Should Ensure the Creation of an Appropriate Job Description for the SRO Role

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