Obtaining Management BuyIn

The network manager for RLV, Morgan Wilson, wasn' t very happy with the prospect of corporate headquarters handling the project. He has some folks on his network staff who he feels could just as easily create the site—they have the graphic arts and website creation software right there at RLV headquarters and don' t need people from Prestige muddling in their affairs!

Morgan could have made quite a bit of trouble for the project—he ' s a very vocal and confrontational person. However, the decision to host the site on an independent ISP, essentially so that you could create a highly fault- tolerant, highly available form of a mirror site, was very attractive to all stakeholders and sponsors. Morgan admitted that he cannot provide this guarantee without substantial new equipment, and so the decision was easier from a management perspective. The VSM site will continue on as the scope document stipulates.

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