Todd Williams

Todd Williams

Manager's success LogoFlag of United States of America From the United States:

Lyn Cikara's mention of Rescue the Problem Project in her August 29, 2011 issue of Manager's Minute Newsletter

"One of the hardest things for managers to recognize, sometimes, is when to seek outside assistance.
When you are working on a project and it does not seem to be going in the right direction, what do you do?" Read more...

How to Manage a Canel LogoFlag of the United KingdomFrom the United Kingdom:

How to Manage a Camel's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published August 19, 2011 written by Michael Hides.

"Anyone reading this book must first face the uncomfortable truth that most projects have issues, and in many cases this will lead to the 25% failed projects claimed by the author. Like any issue, recognising you have a problem is the first step to dealing with it.

This is a very honest book..." Read more...

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Elizabeth Harrin's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published August 17, 2011 on her site A Girl's Guide to Project Management.

"By the time I was half way through the introduction I liked Todd Williams. I liked his way of thinking, his faith in project management and in people, and his ability to tell stories. I was sold on the idea of a book telling me how to rescue a problem project, even though I wasn’t working on one. Let the lessons begin...."  Read more...

PM Boulevard's logoFlag of United States of America From the United States:

PM Boulevard's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published June 13, 2011.

"Talk doesn’t cook rice.

—Chinese Proverb

If the result of the negotiation is to continue the project, it needs to be reset to the definition phase. It now has a scope of work, tentative timeline, potential resource list, initial risk register, and project assumptions; it is ready to roll. It has the traits of a new project, and everyone should treat it as such."  Read more... (Requires free login)

CIO Magazine's logoFlag of United States of America From the United States:

CIO Magazine's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published May 1, 2011.

"According to Williams, two-thirds of all projects blow deadlines, go over budget or don’t deliver as promised. This book aims to give you the tools you need to recognize a failing project and..."  Read more...

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Quality Digest's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published March 28, 2011.

"Author Todd Williams, certified project management professional and accomplished turnaround specialist, shares his field-tested project recovery process with every project manager struggling to avoid—or slog through—a disaster. It is also for, the author stresses, “anyone involved in a project—project manager, customer, project sponsor, executive management, steering committee member, or individual contributor—and trying to find the missing link in managing it."" Read more...

 

Oregon Business LogoFlag of United States of America From the United States:

Oregon Business's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published April 4, 2011, written by Tom Cox.

"As CEO you are the last line of defense in stopping a problem project from spinning out-of-control. How can you ensure that projects stay on track — and when they do not, how do you identify them, and save them or cut them off? ..." Read more...

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Project@Work: Project Red

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Project@Work's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published March 30, 2011.

"In Rescue The Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (AMACOM; March 2011), Todd Williams, an accomplished turnaround specialist, shares his field-tested project recovery process. The book leads readers through a step-by-step process of investigation, negotiation and action." Read more...

Baseline Magazines LogoFlag of United States of AmericaFrom the United States:

Baseline Magazine's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published March 31, 2011.

"You know an IT project is in trouble when the customers – either internal or external – start checking in frequently for status updates, and you find that you have little in the way of fresh news to offer them. Or maybe you’re not halfway finished, but you’ve blown through most of the budget. Or...." Read more...

PM Forum's LogoFlag of United States of AmericaFrom the United States:

PM Forum's book review of Rescue the Problem Project published February 11, 2011.

"Rescue the Problem Project is a new book authored by Todd C. Williams and just released by AMACOM in the United States. Back from the brink, this book provides a fail-safe recovery plan for turning around troubled projects." Read more...

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