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.
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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.
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