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Daniel Langermann

Daniel Langermann is a management professional focused on leveraging Information Technology for business value. Dan is currently working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on their invoice-processing platform. Dan is experienced in high tech, aerospace, defense, semiconductor, and consumer packaged goods. Dan is also a frequent guest lecturer at the graduate school of business.

Advice Articles

Breaking the Constraints

Daniel Langermann suggests that you break the constraints. 

Chief Negotiator

Daniel Langermann suggests that you be the chief negotiator.

Expand the Visibility

Daniel Langermann suggests that you expand the visibility. 

Grounded

As Daniel Langermann says, “I was the executive sponsor of a project to enter into a brand-new sales and distribution channel.

Listening

Daniel Langermann suggests that you listen.

Make the Call

Dan Langermann suggests that you need to make the call to kill the project.

Missing Link

As Dan says, “My approach to being an executive sponsor is to be the link between those who execute and implement the project and those who derive benefit and value from the project."

Must Get It

Daniel Langermann suggests that it is a good idea that the executive sponsor and program manager interview each other.

Part of the Team

Daniel Langermann suggests that the executive sponsor be part of the team.

Perceptive

As Dan says, “Over the course of my career, I have worked on projects as both a project manager and an executive sponsor.

Returning Value

As Dan says, “The first thing I would do as executive sponsor, acting as the link between those who execute the project and those who derive benefit from the project, is to establish a schedule up front for regular communications.

Team Think

Dan Langermann suggests that as executive sponsor, I would look for individuals on the team who understand that the technology is not disassociated with the business solution. 

User’s Shoes

Daniel Langermann suggests that the executive sponsor walk in the user’s shoes. 

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