This seminar is designed as a graduate-level course for experienced project managers. It is designed to reinforce many of the project management “Best Practices” taught in other project management classes. It focuses specifically on how to recognize that a project is in “trouble”, and concentrates on the actions that project managers need to take to assess, and ultimately plan to recover or terminate a project that has experienced significant difficulties. Tools and templates will be presented and put into context through various exercises and scenarios and case studies.
Students enrolling in this course should be PMPs or have significant project management experience.
To ensure your success, we recommend you have significant working knowledge or experience in working in a project environment.
Outline of Strategies for Managing Troubled Projects Training 1. Introduction
2. Project Success and Failure
Exercise – Define Success and Failure
Exercise – Identifying Trouble Indicators
Exercise – Root Causes of Troubled Projects
Team Exercise - develop a working definition of a “Troubled Project”
3. Project Reviews - Diagnosing Project Problems
Exercise – Review an Assessment Report
Team Exercise - Develop a template for conducting a Troubleshooting Review.
Discussion - How are Quality Issues addressed on troubled projects?
4. Project Rescue - Recovering from problems
Exercise – Project Rescue Process
Exercise - Ideal Solution Element
Discussion - Why is it a challenge to terminate a project?
5. Terminating a Troubled Project - Planning and Executing a Project Termination
Team Discussion – Project Closure
6. Class Closure
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