We have assisted the Oregonian in their drive for fair and accurate reporting by supplying objective input on the Cover Oregon failure:
Why Your CRM Implementation Will Fail was originally posted on The CEO Magazine on May 20, 2014. Almost immediately, the post rocketed around the world and was translated into Mandarin by Fred Wu, CTO of Abraham Technology, Inc. at http://corp.yabolahan.com. A PDF of the article in English and Mandarin may be found here.
What are the four steps to make your company initiative ready? In this recent 3-minute interview with Talk Business 360, Todd Williams discusses the key elements for transforming your company into an initiative ready organization that can repeatedly run successful projects. Your take away will be four steps that any executive can implement today to start down this road.
Listen to the piece and tell use what you think!
- How do you know when your project is in trouble? What have been you’re a-ha moments?
- Having managed many PMOs, what mechanisms have you used to avoid failure?
- What is your approach in bringing projects back from red?
(Obviously, I need more light in my office for these 4:00AM Google+ Hangouts.)
eCameron, Inc. and Formos, LLC are very pleased to officially announce significant contracts bringing millions of dollars over 2012 and 2013 to Clark County Washington businesses. These contracts directly address the #1 goal in the CREDC's strategic plan--growth and innovation in the Information Technology sector. Please, read the entire press release here.
From the USA:
"On the surface, these four steps appear to be basic ones to follow. What sets this book apart from others is the author’s experience in serving as a recovery manager for problem projects and the lessons he has learned in doing so. The chapters present short but meaningful case studies; many based on personal experience, illustrated with tables and figures and with summary "takeaways."...
Levin, G. (2012), Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure. Proj Mgmt Jrnl, 43: 76. doi: 10.1002/pmj.21271
Commitment Now: Todd C. Williams, author of Rescue the Problem Project discusses how to turnaround and rescue failing projects.
Are you in the midst of a project at work that is driving you crazy and seems never-ending? Learn how to put your project back on track--even when budgets are dwindling, deadlines are missed and tempers are flaring.
Turnaround specialist Todd Williams has worked with many companies rescuing failing projects. In his new book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure he reveals an in-depth, start-to-finish process that will enable you to finish the project successfully. In this interview, he discusses the biggest mistakes made when starting large projects, and how to complete a project on schedule that meets project specifications.
Read the full interview here.
This week's episode of The Project Management Podcast:
I am once again joined by Todd Williams, author of the book Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure.
In our last interview Todd gave us an overview over the process, tools & techniques he recommends for rescuing problem projects. As our next step, we want to hear from Todd how he ensures that projects don’t get into trouble in the first place.
This week's episode of The Project Management Podcast:
When project budgets are dwindling, deadlines passing, and tempers flaring, then the usual response is to browbeat the project team and point fingers of blame - usually toward the project manager. That’s not really all that helpful. For these situations, what is needed is an objective process for accurately assessing what is wrong and a clear plan of action for fixing the problem.
Enter Todd Williams, PMP who wrote the book Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure. Todd and I sat down at the PMI Global Congress last year and in this interview we discuss approaches to project rescue.
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- Episode 332: Project Sponsor Challenges and Solutions, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, September, 2015
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- Episode 275: Your Project Statement of Work is Missing a Comma!, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, June 14, 2014
- State Invites 10 Firms To Shift Cover Oregon To The Federal Health Insurance Exchange, Oregonian, Portland, Nick Budnick, May 28, 2014
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- Episode 205: Rescue The Problem Project, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, June, 2013
- Episode 206: How to Keep your Project out of Trouble, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, May, 2013
- How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure, Accellerated IT Success,April 2, 2013
- Episode 260: The Seven Steps to Rescuing the Problem Project, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, January. 2014
- New PM Articles for the Week of August 6 – 12, The Practicing IT Project Manager, August 12, 2012
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