Rescue & Recovery
Rescuing a project that's failing is no easy task for a project manager, so here's some ideas to point you in the right direction.
If a project is in trouble, the project manager needs to work to recover it and get back on track. Four steps will help the PM facilitate the recovery.
There are nearly limitless reasons project deadlines are missed. It's how we handle these bumps that define us as good leaders and successful project managers.
Four scenarios that often cause missed project deadlines and possible ways to work around those issues and keep or get the project back on track.
What to do if your customer is gracious enough to give you a second chance on a project after experiencing a failure or complete work stoppage.
You don't get a lot of second chances in life and even less in the world of project management. This is how you resurrect a failed project.
Why do projects go wrong and how can good project management save the day? Projects usually and universally fail for three main reasons. So what can be done?
Although tempting, adding more people to a project in crisis is not necessarily going to help you get it back on track.
At some point in a project, the project manager may find the team stuck in a rework trap. What can you do about it? Here's 4 steps to move the project forward.
In project management, missing deadlines or exceeding budgets is evidence that a project is probably in trouble. Here are four early warning signs.
It's well known that projects with any level of complexity are likely to exceed their budget or deadline. What's the best way to get it back on track?
Being onsite with a client has been likened to playing a chess game where you have to think many moves ahead in order to make it to the end of the game.
Projects delayed by the sour economy will bubble back to the surface. The landscape may have changed, so a reassessment of the projects parameters is in order.
The longer a project goes unfinished, there is an exponential increase in the time to finish the project. Sound familiar?
Four vital success measures help reveal why a troubled project has gone off track and how to reframe its success.
Project failure is preventable with good project planning based on a well-constructed deliverables-based Work Breakdown Structure and proper controls.
This article explains how to get out of project overwhelm and restore sanity to your endeavour. It may be time to regroup and swiftly chart a new course.
Project recovery is the effort and activities related to addressing troubled projects, either to stop it or drive it to completion.
Projects fail all the time, if yours is in trouble what steps should you take to fix it and get back on track.
An overview of the six project management basics that you should focus on whenever you find your projects going off track.
This article captures a number of common, "We should have - " as lessons for all managers to learn before their project fails to meet expectations. Prevention is much cheaper than cure.
Rescuing a project is sometimes like starting a new one, you have to assess the extent of the damage and review all aspects of the project.
Failure has become the IT industry norm, so it's time to start addressing some of the key reasons software projects fail. Review this list to remind yourself what is needed to ensure your success.
Make sure the right people are caring the right amount about the right things at the right time.
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The greatest IT risk facing most companies is more prosaic than a catastrophe. It is, simply, overspending. Benjamin Cardozo