Prioritize face time
It can be difficult to communicate critical project information over email or status reports. So I prefer to set up candid, face-to-face conversations—whether in person or via videoconference—throughout the project. These meetings will help you explain why the sponsor’s involvement is key for project success. Beyond that, a weekly stakeholder project status meeting will give the sponsor the opportunity to answer questions, understand risks and roadblocks, and assist with current issues.
—Veronica Thraen, PMP, owner and principal consultant, Maven Project Management, Phoenix, Arizona, USA