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Recovering Troubled Projects

This course is designed for experienced project managers who are responsible for recovering out of control projects. Learn techniques to recover existing projects and to understand the early warning indicators that a project is heading in the wrong direction. This course is highly interactive with challenging case studies and lectures filled with real life work scenarios.

Duration: Classroom - 2 Days
Why Take This Course: This course is designed for experienced project managers who are responsible for recovering out of control projects. Learn techniques to recover existing projects and to understand the early warning indicators that a project is heading in the wrong direction. This course is highly interactive with challenging case studies and lectures filled with real life work scenarios. Students will team together to apply techniques learned from the lectures.
Learn How To:

The course will help you practically learn on the following areas:

  • Learn how to perform an effective and objective assessment of the project status
  • Develop techniques to recover projects based on the triple constraints
  • Manage team and management buy-in during the recovery process
  • Devise control mechanisms to ensure projects stay within predefined project constraints
  • Understand how to identify a project that's in trouble EARLY
  • Leverage communication techniques to assist in the recovery success
  • Learn how to manage project stakeholder expectations
  • Take advantage of a detailed checklist to be customized for YOUR work environment
 Contents:

Quick Assessments

  • Sponsorship
  • Customer commitment
  • Project team status
  • Analyzing your current situation

Finding and evaluating buy-in

  • Re-establishing buy-in
  • Understanding team loyalty
  • Identifying aligned stakeholders
  • Team involvement

Examining critical and dependency paths

  • Identifying resources necessary for critical path completion
  • Altering critical path milestones
  • Understanding dependency path items
  • Re-setting the project plan

Communication Plan

  • Assessing the existing plan
  • Accuracy and relevance of status reporting
  • Techniques to re-tool the communication plan
  • Getting the word out!

Leveraging Staff

  • Identifying the skills that do exist
  • Matching tasks with prevalent skills

Developing your own evaluation checklist

Format: To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and team exercises throughout the course. A lively role-play and case studies help reinforce concepts learned. Be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with PowerPoint slides and project management templates that can be customized for your work environment.
Who Should Attend: This course is primarily for experienced project managers.  It will provide project managers with the skills to quickly assess the status of a given project and learn techniques to return the project on its scheduled course.
Prerequisites: A minimum of four years experience working on projects is highly recommended.
Knowledge Area:

BABOK®

PMBOK®

NA

Project Communications Management
Project Human Resource Management
Project Integration Management
Project Quality Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Stakeholder Management

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