Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure
Back from the brink¨the first fail safe recovery plan for turning around troubled projects. When budgets are dwindling, deadlines passing, and tempers flaring, the usual response is to browbeat the project team and point fingers of blame. Not helpful. For these situations, what is needed is an objective process for accurately assessing what is wrong and a clear plan of action for fixing the problem. Rescue the Problem Project provides project managers, executives, and customers with the answers they require. Turnaround specialist Todd Williams has worked with dozens of companies in multiple industries resuscitating failing projects. In this new book, he reveals an in-depth, start-to-finish process that includes: Techniques for identifying the root causes of the trouble ˛ Steps for putting projects back on track¨audit the project, analyze the data, negotiate the solution, and execute the new plan ˛ Nearly 70 real-world examples of what works, what doesnt, and why ˛ Guidelines for avoiding problems in subsequent projects Many books explain how to run a project, but only this one shows how to bring it back from the brink of disaster. And with 65% of projects failing to meet goals and 25% cancelled outright, thats essential information!
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Understanding the Process and Realizing a Problem Exists
Auditing the Project Understanding the Issues
Analyzing the Data Planning for Project Recovery
Negotiating a Solution Proposing Workable Resolutions
Executing the New Plan Implementing the Solutions
Doing It Right the First Time Avoiding Problems That Lead to Red Projects
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action items agile methodology agile projects American Management Association American ManagementAssociation approved architect Assessing assigned audit budget bug fixes building change management process change orders change request Chapter Takeaway common cause variation communication complete corrective actions cost create decision defined deliver delivery deployed deployment determine documents end users ensure estimates executive management fail failure functionality goal guidance team identify impact implementation interviews issues iteration management’s meeting minimize multitasking Mythical Man-Month negotiation options organization phase project manager project manager’s project recovery project sponsor project team proposal recovery manager needs recovery manager’s recovery plan recovery process red projects removed responsibility result risk register root causes schedule scope creep significant solution special cause variation specific stakeholders steering committee step subcontractor success supplier task team members team’s theory of constraints timeline tool traceability matrix triple constraints understand