As Raj Nathan says, “One of my main principles in signing up to be an executive sponsor is to make sure that I can add value to the project team.
Pauline Nist says, “I like to use the Ronald Reagan quote “trust, but verify.”
As Dave Bealby says, “executive sponsor often gets their role thrust upon them. When I was running Compaq Telecom there were a number of different initiatives. Many of these initiatives were not focused on our goals; others were in conflict of the goals.
Jennifer Lynch suggests you consider executive sponsorship time.
In 324 A. D. the Roman emperor Constantine moved the empire's capital to Byzantium, renaming it Constantinople.
20. Training on Your Time (& Dime): When one hires a consultant for a project, one understands and accepts that the consultant team will require ramp-up time, and that skills transfer will be necessary to familiarize the consultant team with the client's business.