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Chapter 10 Review Questions

Chapter 10 Review Questions - 10-R6 Why is it critical to...

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CIS 550 / Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Review Questions 10-R5 Why is it important to build a relationship before you need it? It’s important to build relationships before they are needed because “it is always easier to receive a favor after you have granted one” (p. 336). Effective project managers must identify key players and their needs prior to requesting assistance. As such, they must see the project from a systems perspective to appreciate how it affects the activities and agendas of those inside and outside the organization so that they can identify opportunities to garner the support of others before it is needed.
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Unformatted text preview: 10-R6 Why is it critical to keep the project sponsor informed? It is critical to keep the project sponsors informed since they are the ones responsible for championing and funding the project such that their reputations are aligned with the project. Sponsors can use their influence to defend the project from attack by upper management and shelter the project from excessive interference. The project sponsors should be the first to know about any difficulties the project has encountered....
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