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A champion is someone with a vision who gets it
implemented by obtaining the funding, pushing the project
over hurdles, putting his or her reputation on the line, and
taking the risk of the project.
The first step in encouraging champions is to find them.
They are opinion leaders, and they have a reputation for
creative ideas or being involved with innovations.
They have developed strong ties to others in their
organization, and they command respect within the firm.
They have the organizational power to get strategic
Increase The Technological Maturity
of The Firm
: Encourage Championing of IT