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You have a completed a quick-and-dirty analysis that agrees

You have a completed a quick-and-dirty analysis that agrees with your sponsor on all but one key point. Your sponsor wants you act now - to design and build a specific solution identified by that sponsor's boss. The data in that one key point shows that the preferred solution will not be accepted by those who must implement it. You have two choices: (a) get agreement for more analysis work before proceeding, or (b) proceed and build in additional analysis along the way hoping that feedback will change either the executive sponsor's position or the implementers' position. Choose a position and explain how you will move forward.

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I would definitely choose B, to move ahead and provide additional analyses that would change minds. We have completed a quick and dirty analysis, which gives us as much information as possible in a short amount of time. A quick and dirty analysis can never be relied upon as a valid data source for an extended period of time. While it may suffice in the ...

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You have a completed a quick-and-dirty analysis that agrees with your sponsor on all but one key point. Your sponsor wants you act now - to design and build a specific solution identified by that sponsor's boss. The data in that one key point shows that the preferred solution will not be accepted by those who must implement it. You have two choices: (a) get agreement for more analysis work before proceeding, or (b) proceed and build in additional analysis along the way hoping that feedback will change either the executive sponsor's position or the implementers' position. Choose a position and explain how you will move forward.

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