Recovering Troubled Projects Training Course
Recovering Troubled Projects will outline the necessary steps to stop the hemorrhaging and get the project back onto the path to success.
1 onsite day (7 hours) or 2 virtual sessions (3.5 hours each) | 7 contact hours (PDU’s)
This workshop is interactive, including small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation. This course outlines the 7 Project Recovery Steps:
- Detect: Admit the severity of the problem
- Poor performance
- Excessive thrash
- Fuzzy finish line
- People problems
- Stabilize: Stop life-threatening bleeding
- Project Stakeholder Analysis
- Diagnose: Find root causes
- Project Priorities
- Administrative Procedures
- Manpower Resources
- Technical Opinions and Performance Tradeoffs
- Personality conflict
- Design Recovery: Re-aim & re-plan
- Set Expectations for Re-planning
- Philosophy of Recovery Planning
- Back to Fundamentals of Project Management
- Success Factors
- Implement: Regain control
- When Cancellation May Be Best
- Implement the Recovery Plan.
- Recovery Starts with: People
- Recovery: Process
- Recovery: Product & Technology
- Monitor & Steer: Focus, monitor & communicate
- In the first weeks of the turnaround plan, drive the program using the “Three-Legged Stool” approach.
- Prevent: Learn from mistakes
- Use a retrospective to learn lessons for future projects – and this one.
- While the pain is fresh, determine ways to prevent future problems.
- Successful retrospectives:
- Broad range of team members with different perspectives.
- Actions are prioritized, communicated and followed-up.
- Prevent fires – and don’t reward arsonists!!
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