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Rescue the Problem Project

A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

  • Identify what is wrong with your project.
  • Develop a plan to correct it.
  • Understand the measures required to prevent reoccurring failure.
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The Rescue Focus

The focus of a recovery is not on applying processes to run the project; but, rather .
drilling down to the root causes of the problems to fix them.  Without that, the
problems will continue to haunt you.

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The Process Flow

  • Audit the project.
  • Analyze the data.
  • Negotiate a solution.
  • Execute the new project.
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Prevent Failure

  • Understand the dynamics behind failing project.
  • Learn to identify the early signs.
  • Nearly seventy case studies.

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Praise for Rescue the Problem Project

Whether you are trying to prevent, identify, or recover a failing project, this book shows you how to analyze the interaction between people, process, and technology. Rescue the Problem Project is an insightful, comprehensive guide for recovering failing projects. The discussion of project methodologies offers a realistic look at the application of competing processes and highlights their strengths and weaknesses.

Jackie Barretta
Senior Vice President and CIO
Con-way, Inc.

Mr. Williams is a 25-year veteran in high-tech project recovery whose work we've seen first hand. Who better to address the acute business problem of high-tech project failure than someone who has been diagnosing and fixing this issue for years? Mr. Williams confronts this very real need head-on. Rather than an overly technical or theoretical how-to book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure, takes a very practical approach to the issue that doesn't gloss over what is often the key driver of success: people. Through the use of multiple case studies, the application of Mr. Williams' expertise becomes very tangible for any organization.

Dan McMillan
Vice President
Insurance Services Group
Standard Insurance Company

In today's business climate, where change is constant and time to market is measured in days, Rescue the Problem Project should be compulsory reading for anyone managing projects from the newly minted project manager to program veterans.

Todd has successfully distilled complex concepts into actions that are easily understood and executable at any stage of your project.

Martin Hanssmann
President and CEO
AltaStream Consulting

Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure addresses what everyone on the team, from the CEO to the individual contributor, needs to know about recovering projects. This includes understanding the root causes to each problem that pulled the project into the red. Furthermore, it suggests actions to guide corporate change and create an agile and aggressive company.

Dick Albani
Vice President (retired)
TRW. Inc.

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Rescue the Problem Project by Todd C. Williams. A must read book in your business, school, or private life.

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From Germany:

"Todd Williams' book 'Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure' is a welcome and much needed aid to help rescue and re-align struggling and failing projects. It is a very valuable resource for anyone working in a project management. Regardless whether or not the own project is on its way to glory or doom...." Read More...

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"After reading Todd Williams book it couldn't be clearer - to recover a failing project strong teams are required. People are projects and Williams shows this time and again as he provides real-life examples of problems and how-to resolve them..." Read More...

 

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A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

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by Todd C. Williams
ISBN: 9780814416822
(AMACOM Books, 2011)

Todd's first book delivers twenty-five years of project rescue experience. Unlike other books on the subject, Rescue the Problem Project focuses on the process to rescue the project. This is the critical few weeks that transform a failing project to a successful project. Other processes blindly layer processes on top of a project without finding the cause of the failure. Rescue the Problem Project focuses on root cause analysis to determine the source of problems and solve them once and for all.

The book starts by discussing the biggest hurdle in rescuing a project—realization that there is a problem—and proceeds though detailed discussion of the four step process to recover them—audit, analysis, negotiate, and execute. In addition, it includes a complete discussion of four key processes to prevent failure.

   

Table of Contents

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Rescue the Problem Project

A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

by Todd C. Williams

PART I Understanding the Process
and Realizing there is a Problem

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Chapter 1 The Basics of the Recovery Process

The Context of a Project
Understanding Project Success
What Is a Red Project?
What Is Project Failure?
What Is Project Recovery?
The Recovery Process
Roles in the Extended Project Structure
Chapter Takeaway

   

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