Todd C. Williams is a prolific writer who has authored two books and contributed to three others. His first book—Rescue the Problem Project-—hit the Amazon bestsellers list for project management books in 2019. Filling Execution Gaps was published in late 2017. He has also contributed chapters to The Toyota Saga (2009), the Gower Handbook of People in Project Management (2013), and Transform Your Project Leadership (2019).
Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project FailureWritten by Todd Williams
What You Learn From Rescue the Problem Project
Rescue the Problem Project
by Todd C. Williams
Todd's first book delivers twenty-five years of project rescue experience. Unlike other books on the subject, Rescue the Problem Project focuses on the process to rescue the project. This is the critical few weeks that transform a failing project to a successful project. Other processes blindly layer processes on top of a project without finding the cause of the failure. Rescue the Problem Project focuses on root cause analysis to determine the source of problems and solve them once and for all.
The book starts by discussing the biggest hurdle in rescuing a project—realization that there is a problem—and proceeds through detailed discussion of the four-step process to recover them—audit, analysis, negotiate, and execute. In addition, it includes a complete discussion of four key processes to prevent failure.
Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy into Successful ProjectsWritten by Todd Williams
What Filling Execution Gaps Covers
Filling Execution Gaps
by Todd C. Williams
De G Press (DeGruyter), September 2017
Project alignment, executive sponsorship, change management, governance, leadership, and common understanding. These six business issues are topics of daily discussions between executives, middle management, and project managers; they are the pivotal problems plaguing transformational leadership. Any one of these six, when improperly addressed, will hex a project's chances for success. And, they do—daily—destroying the ability companies to turn vision into value.
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Without the foundation of a common understanding of goals and core concepts, such as value being critical to success, communication stops and projects fail.
Without change management, users fail to adopt project deliverables, value is lost, and projects fail.
Without maintaining alignment between corporate goals and projects, projects miss their value targets and projects fail.
Without an engaged executive sponsor, scope increases, goals drift, chaos reigns, value is lost, and projects fail.
Without enough governance, critical connections are not made, steps are ignored, value is overlooked, and projects fail.
Too much governance slows progress, companies cannot respond to business pressures, value drowns in bureaucracy, and projects fail.
Without strong leadership defining the vision and value, goals are not set, essential relationships do not form, teams do not develop, essential decisions are not made, and projects fail.
Gower Handbook of People in Project ManagementWritten by Todd Williams
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|Author:||Dennis Lock, Lindsay Scott|
|Released:||September 28, 2013|
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Modern projects are all about one group of people delivering benefits to others, so it's no surprise that the human element is fundamental to project management. The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management is a complete guide to the human dimensions involved in projects. The book is a unique and rich compilation of over 60 chapters about project management roles and the people who sponsor, manage, deliver, work in or are otherwise important to project success.
The Handbook is 63 chapters written by 50 different authors (Todd Williams, President of eCameron, contributing Chapter Two: Successes and Failures of People in Projects) giving the reading breadth of views from numerous experts in the world of project management.
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Transform Your Project Leadership: For Professionals Leading Projects or Company InitiativesWritten by Todd Williams
Todd Williams contributed Chapter 7, "Leaders Listen." You can buy it on Amazon.
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Toyota: Saga of Success by N Kalai Selvan (Todd Williams contributing author)Written by Todd Williams
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|Author:||N Kalai Selvan|
|Publisher:||The ICFAI University Press|
Toyota: Saga of Success
by N Kalai Selvan
Toyota: A Saga of Success is a compilation of works from sixteen different authors worldwide. The book looks at a variety of different aspects for Toyota's Success. Todd Williams provided Chapter 4, which is a reprint of the article The Toyota Way.
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Toyota Motor Corporation is the success story of 21st century automobile industry. After the Second World War, the company concentrated on the small passenger car production segment. Initially, Toyota was producing automobiles in Japan and exporting them to other countries. Today, Toyota has become world's largest automaker from a small Japanese automaker through its unique production system and innovation. The Toyota Corporation operates through three segments such as automotive, financial and other supporting services. Toyota has been recognized as the leader in automotive operational excellence and has introduced Toyota production system philosophy which has provided quality and efficiency. Toyota is known for small cars and fuel efficient vehicles. Toyota has been producing automobiles for all the segments from small cars to big trucks. Toyota also laid more emphasis on building hybrid cars as it believed that the future of car business would be hybrid and more environment-friendly. In 2002, Toyota adapted "Global vision 2010"with maximum emphasis on the environment, recycling of materials and new information technology. While its competitors have shut down their plants, Toyota has managed to open new plants every year. Toyota entered the huge US auto market with its small car in 1957 and sold 287 cars in the first year. Today, Toyota has surpassed the big three US auto makers - GMs, Ford and Chrysler. According to experts, Toyota's success in the global market was primarily because of its state-of-the-art and well-planned operational strategies.
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Rescue the Problem Project by Todd C. Williams. A must-read book for your business, school, or in private life.
"Todd Williams' book 'Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure' is a welcome and much-needed aid to help rescue and re-align struggling and failing projects. It is a very valuable resource for anyone working in project management. Regardless of whether or not the own project is on its way to glory or doom...."
"After reading Todd Williams book it couldn't be clearer - to recover a failing project strong teams are required. People are projects and Williams shows this time and again as he provides real-life examples of problems and how-to resolve them..."
Table of Contents: Rescue the Problem ProjectWritten by Todd Williams
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Rescue the Problem Project
A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure
by Todd C. Williams
PART I Understanding the Process