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Project Rescue: Avoiding a Project Management Disaster

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Publisher Comments:

“A must-read for anyone involved in managing complex projects.” --David Brassor, Sr. Manager, Technology Integration, Deloitte

“The insight in this book will turn good managers into superior ones.” --Fayek Bastowros, Project Manager, PMP

Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project’s deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.

  • Recognize warning signs in external events, strategies, behaviors, and infrastructures
  • Manage an effective rescue--learning and adjusting along the way
  • Examine the detailed processes and deliverables within each phase of a project intervention
  • Monitor and retain control over the direction of the rescue effort
  • Use the project rescue framework to realign your project with PMI principles
  • Maximize team competencies, skills, experience, and attitude
  • Construct a risk management strategy that can deal with unforeseen events
  • Provide fact-based proof that a successful turnaround is possible for your project
  • Manage conflict, build cooperation, and employ a strong project management discipline
  • Improve the success of off-shore and near-shore projects
  • Use the forms, checklists, and templates in this rescue toolkit to assist in your intervention

Sanjiv Purba is an IT executive with more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience with organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Blast Radius, and TD Waterhouse. He has rescued projects that range from small six person teams to those that include hundreds of employees, dozens of vendors, and hundreds of consultants. He has written more than 12 books and hundreds of articles for such organizations as The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Joseph Zucchero is an IT executive with more than 24 years of IT program and project management experience with firms like IBM, Ernst & Young, and The Casey Group. He is recognized as an industry leader in IT organizational effectiveness and rescuing runaway projects. His work has been published in Wall Street & Technology and Financial Executive.

Synopsis:

Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project's deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.

Synopsis:

“A must-read for anyone involved in managing complex projects.” --David Brassor, Sr. Manager, Technology Integration, Deloitte

“The insight in this book will turn good managers into superior ones.” --Fayek Bastowros, Project Manager, PMP

Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project’s deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.

  • Recognize warning signs in external events, strategies, behaviors, and infrastructures
  • Manage an effective rescue--learning and adjusting along the way
  • Examine the detailed processes and deliverables within each phase of a project intervention
  • Monitor and retain control over the direction of the rescue effort
  • Use the project rescue framework to realign your project with PMI principles
  • Maximize team competencies, skills, experience, and attitude
  • Construct a risk management strategy that can deal with unforeseen events
  • Provide fact-based proof that a successful turnaround is possible for your project
  • Manage conflict, build cooperation, and employ a strong project management discipline
  • Improve the success of off-shore and near-shore projects
  • Use the forms, checklists, and templates in this rescue toolkit to assist in your intervention

Sanjiv Purba is an IT executive with more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience with organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Blast Radius, and TD Waterhouse. He has rescued projects that range from small six person teams to those that include hundreds of employees, dozens of vendors, and hundreds of consultants. He has written more than 12 books and hundreds of articles for such organizations as The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Joseph Zucchero is an IT executive with more than 24 years of IT program and project management experience with firms like IBM, Ernst & Young, and The Casey Group. He is recognized as an industry leader in IT organizational effectiveness and rescuing runaway projects. His work has been published in Wall Street & Technology and Financial Executive.

Synopsis:

Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project’s deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.

Table of Contents

Part I: Troubled Projects

Chapter 1: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Chapter 2: Four-Phase Intervention Framework

Chapter 3: Rescue Deliverable Framework

Chapter 4: Early Detection Questions

Part II: Assessment

Chapter 5: Diagnosing the Situation

Chapter 6: Risk Management

Chapter 7: Assessment Questionnaire

Part III: Planning the Intervention

Chapter 8: Establishing a Management Control Office

Chapter 9: Defining the Project Rescue Approach

Chapter 10: Building a New Project or Rescue Plan

Part IV: Execute the Intervention

Chapter 11: Managing the Intervention

Chapter 12: Incremental Adjustment

Chapter 13: Execution Phase Questionnaire

Part V: Post-Intervention

Chapter 14: Forensic Project Review and Lessons Learned

Chapter 15: Realigning with Industry Best Practices

Chapter 16: Post-Intervention Intervention Questionnaire

Part VI: Intervention Techniques

Chapter 17: Conflict Management, Building Consensus, and Group Relationships

Chapter 18: Additional Tools

Chapter 19: Virtual Database of Experiences and Techniques

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072255379
Editor:
Hancock, Gareth
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Author:
Zucchero, Joseph
Author:
Zucchero, Joseph J.
Author:
Purba, Sanjiv
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Project management
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
One-Off
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
9.16x7.42x.77 in. 1.43 lbs.

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Business » Project Management
Business » Small Businesses » General
Business » Start Up Business

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"Synopsis" by , Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project's deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.
"Synopsis" by , “A must-read for anyone involved in managing complex projects.” --David Brassor, Sr. Manager, Technology Integration, Deloitte

“The insight in this book will turn good managers into superior ones.” --Fayek Bastowros, Project Manager, PMP

Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project’s deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.

  • Recognize warning signs in external events, strategies, behaviors, and infrastructures
  • Manage an effective rescue--learning and adjusting along the way
  • Examine the detailed processes and deliverables within each phase of a project intervention
  • Monitor and retain control over the direction of the rescue effort
  • Use the project rescue framework to realign your project with PMI principles
  • Maximize team competencies, skills, experience, and attitude
  • Construct a risk management strategy that can deal with unforeseen events
  • Provide fact-based proof that a successful turnaround is possible for your project
  • Manage conflict, build cooperation, and employ a strong project management discipline
  • Improve the success of off-shore and near-shore projects
  • Use the forms, checklists, and templates in this rescue toolkit to assist in your intervention

Sanjiv Purba is an IT executive with more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience with organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Blast Radius, and TD Waterhouse. He has rescued projects that range from small six person teams to those that include hundreds of employees, dozens of vendors, and hundreds of consultants. He has written more than 12 books and hundreds of articles for such organizations as The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Joseph Zucchero is an IT executive with more than 24 years of IT program and project management experience with firms like IBM, Ernst & Young, and The Casey Group. He is recognized as an industry leader in IT organizational effectiveness and rescuing runaway projects. His work has been published in Wall Street & Technology and Financial Executive.

"Synopsis" by , Follow the exact steps the experts have successfully taken to rescue a project from failure. This informative and concise book will guide you step-by-step through an effective intervention, allowing you to salvage more than you might think of a project’s deliverables and goals. Recognize the early warning signs of decline, then develop swift strategies to handle communication and consensus, research, diagnosis, and timing. Proven techniques, along with case studies and sidebars, help you understand exactly how to save your project--and possibly your career.
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