Dan Horsey suggests that sometimes you need to break up efforts into “sponsor rounds.” Leadership ought to be able to say, "Okay, in this round, we are going to improve our operations capability," or "In this round, we are going to pay attention to our sales information capability." An appropriate executive sponsor ought to be assigned to each of these rounds. In essence, this is a way of using iterative development. During one iteration, you can pay attention to the operations people; during another, you pay attention to the sales people; and everybody gets their due. In this way you reduce conflicts and improve focus on the real goals of each of the project sponsors.
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