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The Person responsible for getting the Commitment up to benchmark and maintaining it at that level of quality is the Engagement Commitment Owner. Cursory acknowledgement by the Engagement Commitment Owner is not acceptable. The project prefers evidence, which is why a status of Confirm is sought. The project will accept a status of Accept. However, in this instance, some form of documentary authentication e.g. email is necessary for audit and traceability purposes to verify that, and explain why, the owner was happy to run the project without substantiation of the Commitment. In the event of Disengagement, this provides supporting proof why an Engagement Commitment was accepted and not confirmed.

It will also name the Commitment Owner who has allowed this project along with earnest and studiously working team members into Disengagement and who has threatened eagerly awaited benefits because they failed in their responsibility to support a Commitment. They get widely and visibly blamed and shamed because it was they, and not the wider project, which were demonstrably not ready or did not maintain their Engagement Commitment.

As you see, the Engagement Commitment Owner assigns their name to the Commitment with a measure of risk and will not do so lightly. This is good news. We do not want cursory acknowledgement, as we said. The Toolkit provides these mechanisms and controls not to wantonly lampoon your work colleagues but to assign and maintain these responsibilities.


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