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David Saul

David Saul is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at State Street Services. David also acted as State Street’s Chief Information Security Officer and other duties during his 20-year career at State Street including being on the PMO’s advisor committee. Prior to joining State Street David was a project manager at IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center. David has a master’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Advice Articles

Decompose

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor take a difficult problem and break it up into pieces that are more manageable.

Delayed Decisions

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor get the team to make decisions early.

Delegate

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor give up power to the team.

Facilitator in Chief

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor set an example of facilitation by recognizing people’s contributions on an ongoing basis.

Fairness

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor be grounded in ethical behavior

Focus on Outcomes

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor focus on the outcome when measuring the success of a project.

Innovation Forum

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor find ways to inspire people.

Listen

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor listen more and talk less.

Mutual Respect

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor build an environment of mutual respect.

Over Celebrating

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor should not worry about over celebrating.

Social Network

David Saul suggests the executive sponsor be visible to the project community by creating a social network. “I think it’s very important for the executive to be visible on social networking communities.

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