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Practical Change Management for IT Projects

By : Emily Carr
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Practical Change Management for IT Projects

By: Emily Carr

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Practical Change Management for IT Projects
About the Author
About the Reviewers


Building strong sponsorship for your change is an important contributor to the successful adoption of the change. In this chapter, we looked at four different sponsorship groups:

Sponsorship group




Steering committee

  • Set the project direction

  • Map out the path

  • Set the guidelines

  • Provide resources

  • Be available

  • High level

  • Decision makers

  • Influential

  • Meet regularly

  • Address issues quickly

  • Provide active, visible support for the change

Executive sponsors

  • More in-depth involvement with and support of the change project

  • The project's advocate on the steering committee

  • Represent the project to the organization – be the "face" of the project

  • Have the authority to drive the change

  • Influential

  • Believe in the change

  • Motivated to make the change a success

  • Attend major project activities

  • Present the change at organization-wide events

  • Hold people accountable for the change

  • Provide active, visible support

  • Advocate for project issues on the steering committee

Change agents...