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 Engagement Commitment  Engagement Commitment   Engagement Commitment Owner   Engagement Commitment Owner

Now, we reveal why we have Readiness Statements. Each Readiness Statement represents an Engagement Commitment.

1 x Readiness Statement = 1 x Engagement Commitment.

Also each Engagement Commitment will necessitate a person from the stakeholder group to be the one responsible for that particular Engagement Commitment. Responsibilities have to be agreed so that we can deliver with confidence and assurance. A description of the Engagement Commitment is complete when there are names in all the Engagement Commitment Owner cells. A name entered into this column means two things. Firstly it means that the person will be responsible to maintain the Commitment throughout the project. Second, it dictates that, if a statement is not confirmed, the person will seek to confirm this statement. They take on responsibility and ownership of the Engagement Commitment Owner and they alone are the Owner. This is done to simplify communications and to minimise risk to the project. Both these objectives, once satisfied will also minimise the costs on the project making them worthy objectives, so.

Signing up to an Engagement Commitment though means completely and sincerely signing up to the Commitment. Stakeholders, who sign up when that they know the Commitment is debateable or contestable (even downright untrue), create a looming concealed threat. The project will continue assuming that part of the project landscape is established and that the person committed to the statement is ensuring that is the case. You cannot guard against a team if they are telling untruths, deceiving people or telling lies by using this Toolkit or any other approach for that matter. Even getting the lawyers in will not safeguard you against it. That will only provide the evidence, after the event, that the duplicity took place. You have that information already. You have the Declaration which defines responsibilities and names the people who are responsible to prevent the project from running on deceitful footings.

If an Engagement Commitment fails then you have the Disengagement process to conduct. If the Engagement Commitment is broken, the Toolkit provides a process to detach from the project, limit any further wasted resource and to deploy organisational resources elsewhere.

So, we come to our Engagement Commitment Process. This involves two allied obligations. On the first hand we need to assign someone to commit to the statement, to be responsible for the Commitment and make sure it is not falling into Disengagement. Finally we need that person to ensure, where a Commitment is flagged as Accept it is raised to Confirm status.


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