Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects

Advanced Project Management Courses

You will learn to:

  • Structure and lead efforts to evaluate project problems
  • Determine the root causes of identified problems
  • Develop a recovery plan for troubled projects
  • Provide leadership to turn troubled projects around
  • Identify and manage signs of trouble early in a project

Course Synopsis

If you’re a project manager who is in the trenches every day, sooner or later you’ll be staring into the face of a troubled project. The project may be your own or may be one you’ve inherited. Knowing what to do when the time comes will be critical to your success. You’ll need to take action immediately—with speed, accuracy, power, balance and focus. You’ll have little time to think about an approach or polish your skills.
Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects demonstrates a proven process to project recovery. You’ll get everything you need (process, tools, techniques) to perform a rapid assessment of a project in trouble, develop a recovery plan and manage the transition to stabilisation.
Active participation in the case study, designed to simulate the environment and feel of an actual troubled project, will enable you to build your skills in a meaningful way. This course is a must for experienced project managers who need to know what to do when the chips are down.
Reminder: Participants should have a thorough understanding of scheduling and cost control and risk management before taking this course.

Course Topics

Introduction to Assessment Methodology
  • Identifying the early warning signs of troubled projects
  • The role of the assessment sponsor
  • Overview of the Rapid Assessment Model
Planning the Assessment
  • The role of the charter in developing an assessment plan
  • Bridging the gap between the project team and the assessment team
  • Evaluating project history through critical documentation
Conducting the Assessment
  • Developing the interview strategy
  • Using interviews to determine project reality
  • Analysing and validating project data
Developing the Stabilisation Plan
  • Stabilisation conceptual overview
  • Recovery strategy options
  • Developing a plan for stabilisation
  • Addressing people, processes, products and timing
Stabilising the Project
  • Steps to conduct stabilisation plan
  • Techniques for prioritising threats, opportunities and problems
  • Rebaselining the project plan
  • Implementing project control metrics
Preventive Measures
  • Avoiding classic mistakes
  • Establishing a plan for continuous improvement

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Open enrolment course information

Professional Development Units (PDUs): 22.5

Technical Project Management (PDUs): 22.50

Leadership (PDUs): 0.00

Strategic & Business Management (PDUs): 0.00

Duration: 3 days

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Expression of Interest
No dates for this course are currently scheduled.
Please contact us at +61 2 8999 9162 or email infoau@strategyex.com for more information or to register your interest.

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