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Project Pain Reliever by Dave Garrett

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6 BUILDING AND DELIVERING ON REQUIREMENTS

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BUILDING AND DELIVERING ONREQUIREMENTS

6.1 My sponsor told me what to do, but there’s not enough detail.

By Michael Wood

1. Problem

You want to get started on your new project, but you feel your sponsor’s expectations and direction are incomplete and lacking in detail. How do you facilitate more detail from your sponsor and other key stakeholders regarding the specific outcomes a project is to deliver?

Sponsor Vagueness Syndrome

When Lucy got her first project management assignment, she felt lost at first, and didn’t know where to start. Lucy was suffering from Sponsor Vagueness Syndrome. She thought that she had to take whatever direction was provided and run with it, and she did just that. ...

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