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Jim Johnson


Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker and the Maelstrom of Markets is a book by Charles R. Morris. 

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The Standish Group

Measurements: History

The Standish Group suggests that the average project will have 2.1 restarts, so there is a good chance that the current project has been tried before.

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Bill Heil

Defining the Role

As Bill says, “We do lots of IT projects and some executive sponsors are strong and some are not so strong. "

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The Standish Group

Edification: Resources

The Standish Group suggests the executive sponsor needs to understand what resources are needed for the project and how the team will obtain and use these resources. 

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Bill Niemi

Owner’s Helpers:

At Fidelity, the executive sponsor would have a delegate who would run the weekly team meetings and make most of the decisions for the business unit.

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Hans Mulder

Design Debt Approach

Hans suggest you use a design debt approach. 

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The Standish Group

Measurements: Tracking

The Standish Group suggests that the executive sponsor have the team develop a method to present the progress of the project in an easy-to-understand form.

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