Rescue the Problem Project

A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

 Rescue the Problem Project

Author: Todd C. Williams, PMP
Pub Date: March 2011
Print Edition: $32.95
Print ISBN: 9780814416822
Page Count: 304
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814416839

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Back from the brink: presenting the first fail-safe recovery plan for turning around your most troubled projects!

When budgets are evaporating, deadlines passing unmet, and tempers flaring, the project team must to do more than point fingers of blame. With up to 65% of projects failing to meet goals and of those 25% canceled outright, what is needed is an objective process for accurately assessing what’s wrong—and a clear plan of action for fixing the problem.

Rescue the Problem Project provides executives, project managers, 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 cause of the problems • 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 doesn’t, 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 any project—and just maybe your entire organization—back from the brink of disaster!

Advance Praise for Rescue the Problem Project:

“Whether you are trying to prevent, identify, or recover a failing project, this book shows you how to analyze the interaction between people, process, and technology.” —Jackie Barretta, Senior Vice President and CIO, Conway, Inc.

Rescue the Problem Project addresses what everyone on the team, from the CEO to the individual contributor, needs to know about recovering projects. Furthermore, it suggests actions to guide corporate change and create an agile and aggressive company.” —Dick Albani, Vice President (retired), TRW, Inc.

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