Success or failure of a cloud computing project, be it a simple SaaS implementation, or a complex legacy application migration, or anything in between will hinge on the technical knowledge, skills, and training of your IT staff. What many CIOs and aspiring cloud project managers don't realize is that winning approval to even start a cloud project can be one of the most difficult cloud computing tasks. Further complicating this is the fact that technical knowledge is not the most valuable asset in overcoming this cloud challenge. How you present the project, how you sell it, is the secret sauce for getting cloud projects approved. In this article we'll break down the issues, how sales and presentation skills help, and give you strategies to start honing those skills so that you can get approval for your next cloud project.