If you’re a project manager who is in the trenches every day, sooner or later you’ll be staring into the face of a troubled project. The project may be your own or may be one you’ve inherited. Knowing what to do when the time comes will be critical to your success. You’ll need to take action immediately – with speed, accuracy, power, balance and focus. You’ll have little time to think about an approach or polish your skills.
Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects demonstrates a proven process to project recovery. You’ll get everything you need (process, tools, techniques) to perform a rapid assessment of a project in trouble, develop a recovery plan and manage the transition to stabilisation.
Active participation in the case study, designed to simulate the environment and feel of an actual troubled project, will enable you to build your skills in a meaningful way. This course is a must for experienced project managers who need to know what to do when the chips are down.
Reminder: Participants should have a thorough understanding of scheduling and cost control and risk management before taking this course.
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- Perform a rapid assessment of a project to determine its status
- Determine whether stabilisation is possible
- Establish a stabilisation plan
- Lead a transition to a stablised project
- Define a continuous improvement system
Introduction to Assessment Methodology
Identifying the early warning signs of troubled projects
Assessment benefits and challenges by assessment type
Overview of the Rapid Assessment Model
Assessment and stabilisation charter
Develop the Assessment Plan
Rapid assessment planning meeting and approach
Documentation review and the project team
Assessment planning tools
Identifying threats, opportunities and problems
Conduct the Assessment
Tools and processes for conducting interviews and questionnaires
Analysing project data, metrics, processes
Prioritisation of threats, opportunities and problems
Developing the Stabilisation Plan
Addressing the people, process, product and timing
Stabilisation conceptual overview
Developing plan for stabilisation
Conduct the Stabilization
Executing, monitoring and updating the inchstone plan
Techniques for prioritising threats, opportunities, and problems
Rebaselining the project plan
Implementing project control metrics
Establish a Continuous Improvement Framework
Avoid classic mistakes
Establishing a plan for continuous improvement