Get any group of project managers together and ask about the importance of the executive sponsor and you will get likely get two reactions. First, they will say that a great executive sponsor is a key for success.  All Project Managers will typically agree with this statement. However, if you push a bit further and ask whether a great executive sponsor can make up for a weak Project Manager, you are likely to find yourself in the middle of a heated debate. This week’s topic is:

“An effective executive sponsor is much more likely to influence a successful project outcome than a competent project manager”

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