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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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44. Executive Buy-In and Simulations

The Premise

It is difficult, if not impossible, to implement the six gears of change that drive the multi-project solution without having senior management buy into the methodology. Without the buy-in, the established paradigms, processes, and measures will continue to operate—in opposition to and overriding the required changes highlighted in the previous chapters.

So many have tried for so long and so hard to make needed changes—the frustration level is extremely high. After these experiences, it’s no wonder that no one wants to be known as the evangelist for something that can’t possibly succeed! We’ve seen senior leadership view the six elements almost as a buffet line: “I’ll take this one and that ...

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