Absentee sponsors are a significant problem within the project landscape. Finding a good project sponsor has always been hard. Finding any project sponsor, however, often feels like it is becoming almost impossible. What has happened that has led us to this predicament? And just what should we do about it?
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Spotlight On: Communication
Resources assigned to your project vary in experience with projects. Communicate these proven rules of engagement at your kickoff to equip your team for top project performance.
|A.||Customers are fickle, so it may have nothing to do with the product you have created. If you used the agile team steps as shown on the Agile Alliance website, just keep doing what you are doing.|
|B.||Perhaps you are working your agile processes in good faith, but creating the wrong personas for whom to design your product. Find a more realistic way to model what the real customer wants.|
|C.||Your product owner is the person who is responsible for setting out the features for new or upgraded products and deciding which ones should be included with any release to the marketplace. Just worry about your team metrics and leave the business decisions to those with more power than you.|
|D.||Personas have proven to be an unsuccessful way to ascertain what customers want. Create databases to capture customer feedback on service calls and set a person to spend full-time scanning social media sites for comments or suggestions about your products. Include each customer suggestion in the next update of that item.|
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