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Shahin Khan

Shahin Khan is the Founder at Orion Enterprises. Orion Enterprises is a high technology advisory and marketing services firm skilled at helping clients differentiate themselves to drive greater business results. Prior to starting Orion, Mr. Khan was the former Chief Competitive Officer at Sun Microsystems. Shahin has held executive positions at Cray Research, Silicon Graphics and a number of High Tech start-ups.

Advice Articles

Building Decision Trust

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor needs to build a trusted team. 

Conveying Responsibility

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor can overcome ignorance.

Defining a Simple Vision

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor needs to make sure the vision makes sense.

Finding a Mentor

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor can improve his or her skills by finding a mentor.

Finding a Visionary

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor develop a succinct vision.

Getting Buy-in

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor can get executive buy-in.

Having the Right Mind-set

Shahin Khan suggests that it’s just as important for the executive sponsor to have the right mind-set as it is to have the right skill set.

Leveraging Learning Style

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor can improve his or her basic project management understanding.

Measuring the truth

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor can overcome fraudulence about the status of a project by using metrics.

Separating Arrogance from Passion

Shahin Khan suggests the executive sponsor needs to address arrogance from two angles.

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