Project Rescue: Avoiding a Project Management Disaster

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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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This book, which was written by two executives with nearly 50 years of IT management experience between them, is structured as a sequential approach to rescuing failing projects (i.e. identifying troubled projects, assessing the problems, planning the intervention, executing the intervention and so on). The book is aimed at anyone who works on IT projects, and it's very easy to follow and digest. It includes a slew of project checklists, methodologies and questions to ask at various stages of a project rescue attempt. Unlike IT management books that take a Sermon-on-the Mount approach, this one manages to offer practical advice without being preachy. Computerworld 20050131

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'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.

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