“Todd is one of the most outstanding speakers I have had the pleasure of hosting and would highly recommend him for any speaking event.”

Leslie Young, Event Organizer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Find Out More

“We were successful with our ERP replacement initiative due, in part, to your presentations on running successful projects. In particular, the presentation Cover Oregon, What Would You Do? opened my eyes to create an atmosphere of accountability, need to continually define and adjust for achievable scope, and manage team to a “forced march” toward completion with a focus on “what can be done” and not trying to do everything. Thank you.”

Russell Boedeker, CFO
Bookbyte.com

Find Out More

“He did a fantastic job. In three and a half hours he not only familiarized our people with the psychology of change, but also walked them through how the proposed changes for next year will impact them and our clients.”

Christine Herb, VP Professional Services
Accela

Find Out More

“I’ve been following Todd for years. It will be good to see him again. ... Being an entrepreneur, like Todd, I am constantly in search for new work opportunities and I believe he can give me a few pointers.”

Charlene Draine
Attendee and Event Organizer
SeaDrain, L3C

Find Out More

“Mr. Williams obviously knows how to make projects successful, the art of capturing the audience, and the needs of a meeting planner. What else do you need?”

Lisa Harper, Event Organizer
Premier Event Management

Find Out More

Presentations and workshops for your company

The eCameron team can help your company your company with the most difficult transitions using a variety of presentations, workshops, and classes to help get them thinking in new and innovative ways.

Find Out More

 

“Todd introduced ideas with which we could remove some of our processes while maintaining the same level of quality and coming up with new ways to help our customers.”

Travi Lucky, VP, IT & Software Development
VTM Group

Find Out More

Internationally Recognized

The eCameron team is internationally recognized and routinely called upon by companies and organizations to help give as thought-leaders in executing initiatives successfully. We have completed workshops in North America, United Kingdom, and EMEA while booking more every daily.

Find Out More

“We saw value starting the next day [...] Within a week, I was able to take a subset of our leadership through his prioritization process and we were able to drive significant clarity into our portfolio, even postponing projects that did not squarely align with our strategic goals.”

Kristi Earhart, Acquisitions and HR Project Management
Holiday Retirement

Find Out More

“Twelve months later we were still referring to many of the outcomes to continue to channel behavior in a positive manner. This 90-minute presentation changed how we do projects in a very positive way.”

Steve Hufford, Enterprise Architect
Portland General Electric

Find Out More

Back from Red: Recovering Failing Projects Keynote

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Estimates for the annual cost of project failure are as high as two trillion dollars a year. The rates for projects being at risk are in the 60-70% range, and a quarter of all project's problems are so bad they are simply canceled prior completion. Preferably, all projects will run according to plan. However, moving from a 60% failure rate to 0% is unrealistic. First, organizations must understand what it is that makes their projects fail. Reasons range from methodology to human failure to poorly understood concepts to scope creep. Analyzing projects as systems uncovers all the factors that can contribute to failure.

Back From Red: Recovering Failing Projects describes the key elements in recovering red projects. It is based on the process developed while recovering dozens of projects. It covers:

  • The prerequisites for a recovery: The steering committee's responsibilities in realizing there is a problem to be solved.
  • The four-step process to recover a project:
    • Audit: The unbiased acquisition of data about the people and the project.
    • Analysis: Analyzing the data to determine root causes of problems and developing the new project plan.
    • Negotiation: Arriving at an acceptable solution for both the supplier and the customer.
    • Execute: Implementing the plan and corrective actions.
  • The major ways to keep projects from failing.
Want to buy it now?

Look at the presentation and add it to your cart.

The recovery process focuses on the human factors for project failure. In other words, the work one must do in dealing with the red project, the dynamics of the team, stakeholders, and executives. Management style and technique are very important in the recovery, therefore multiple tips will be provided on being an effective leader. It also discusses the role of technology and the methodology in the failure. There are numerous case studies drawn from a variety of projects to reinforce the concepts presented.

At the end of the presentation the attendee will understand the steps of a recovery process, the responsibilities of the people involved and the requirement for realization that there is a problem.

This is a one-hour presentation and part of the Back From Red Lecture Series on project recovery.

Here is a taste of this presentation:

Read 16815 times Last modified on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 17:17

Leave a comment