One of the most important relationships on your project will be the one you have with your project sponsor. Knowing how they think and how best to get on with them will really make your project fly, and remove problems along the way.
But what does a sponsor do? Or rather, what are they supposed to do? This article will explain everything.
Conflict happens on projects all the time. You get conflict when you can’t find a meeting time to suit everyone, or when people disagree over how best to solve a problem in the code of your new software. It happens when two parties interpret contract clauses differently or when testers flag up bugs to the people who put them there.
All experienced portfolio and project managers realize the importance of optimizing costs throughout the whole lifespan of the project they are currently involved in. In the digital era, optimizing software usage among the team can prove to be a real money-saver; you may end up realizing you have been overpaying for software licenses without even thinking about it.
Projects don’t go as smoothly as we would like, even if we plan with the best software and do the best job we can. Project leaders need to learn to ride with the waves on a project and to deal with problems as they arise.
However, a better approach is to try to spot trouble on the project before it turns into a major problem. Continually monitoring the status of your project is the best way to do that, but what does it actually mean?
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