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Great Lessons in Project Management by David Pratt

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PROJECT GOVERNANCE   11

Organizational Support Is a Key Success Factor

Glenn Briskin, PMP

Lots of the project success (and failure) factors we hear about—executive sponsor support, user involvement, clear business objectives and requirements—can be completely dependent on support from the organization that is beyond the control of the project manager. You may assume you have that support or the project wouldn’t be happening. But you do so at your peril.

A large health services company had grown rapidly, building a beautiful new 15-story building to house all its employees. The company was doing so well that it needed to expand its location ...

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