ARTICLE problem for deployment team and can lead

 ARTICLE 3 the executive Connection white paper

                                    In the
executive connection article, it is explained that the role of executive
engagement is essential to do Enterprise Project Management (EPM) deployment.
There are some points mentioned to prove that why and where executive
involvement is necessary. Sometimes because of lack of executive knowledge
about EPM deployment can create problem for deployment team and can lead to
delay in project. In some cases, executives from old schools, who are not fully
equipped with project management knowledge as well as about some initiatives, can
lead to extension in schedule and addition in budget. EPM is technology based
so if executives are not aware of technology available and required to access
the data related to project, it becomes one of the reason for project delay as
it takes time for people to get hands on any new technology introduced. Adding
on to the reasons, in some situations, delay in the project occurs because of an
executive, who chose to be project sponsor, sometimes lose out their way and
then decides not to go ahead with that project anymore which leads to arrival
of conflicts. Therefore, employees in project management will not like to
involve such executives in their project, which technically now, is not a good option
to go for, because it delays many crucial decisions which requires final sign
off and that cannot be done without the approval of a project sponsor.
Representing some projects can be a risk then for an executive career as we saw
in this case that, because of some particular reasons, human resources only
will not be that supportive to let you consider some options to complete
project early.  So executive, who chose
project as project sponsor, he/ she should be satisfied with the requirements
documents and needs to be updated about the project, this is where the role of
facilitator comes into picture, as he is going to be the one, who facilitates
project kick off meetings and sign off meetings to make project work easier for
executive, who is not aware of the project activities and timeline. Executive
engagement is most vital in case of change in budget and timeline as any change
in these areas will definitely affect the overall project.

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Article-2 Executive Engagement

this article, it is explained in detail that why project manager and sponsor should
work with each other as their role suggests. Executives have responsibilities
to complete the project and they are accountable for completion of project
efficiently. Project sponsor should not be interrupting project manager for day
to day micromanagement and he should let him/ her manage project. On the other
hand, project manager should understand his/her responsibilities which should
be defined clearly and not go to project sponsor for every little decisions.
Each person, who will be affected by project should know what to expect as per
their role suggests. Here each detail shows that project sponsor and project
manager should be available for each other. They can develop better working
relationship such a way that can lead any project to success. Project sponsor
should not involve in each process of execution that can lead to conflicts in
between sponsor and project manager. Although project sponsor is responsible
for project’s success, so he should keep an eye on project and take updates of
project from project manager starting from milestone completion to project team
and their work. Project sponsor should keep positive attitude towards project manager
even if there is failure or achievement. Project sponsor should communicate
with each project team member and project stakeholders to avoid conflicts. In
this scenario, there are some tools and techniques, which are more effective to
remove this type of conflicts and to lead project to success. As an example,
kick off meetings and sign off meetings are there to help develop better
working relationship in between project team, project manager and project
sponsor. These meetings are set up before and after every project stage
completion and can be done as and when required throughout the lifecycle of the
project. Even daily updates and change in project should be communicated to
everyone in project team to avoid conflicts which is also part of conflict



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1 – High performing project talent

this article, it is explained that organization’s success does not only depend
on new products, stock price or their rank in various business magazines but
also on their most important asset, which is people working in the
organization. From top level to the low level management, it is very important
everyone is allocated with right skill set on the right resources. According
to a survey by human resources consultancy NorthgateArinso, it concludes that having right people at the right time makes a huge difference
to the project success and on the organization’s work environment on the whole.
Besides identifying and retaining top talents and enhancing their capabilities
in areas like strategic and business management, leadership and technical
project management, it is also very important that all these human resources
possessing diverse prowess are able to implement it practically. Possessing a
vast pool of talented human resources but not taking advantage of it by not
letting them work freely without any interruptions can also prove to be a big
reason for any project failure. This is where executive connection and
executive engagement became necessary for any project success. Executive
connection not only allows human resources to work in midst of such an
atmosphere where conflicts resolution is practiced to save time and cost and do
not lead to delays. On the other hand, executive engagement is also important
as it fosters better working relationship and a good communication through
meetings with key stakeholders and project team, which leaves no room for
confusions and provides a better clarity and understanding of project work
which ultimately leads to project success.