Project Rescue: Avoiding a Project Management Disaster

Paperback | October 26, 2004

bySanjiv Purba, Joseph Zucchero

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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. Recognizethe 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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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. Recognizethe early warning signs of decline, then develop ...

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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 in...

Sanjiv Purba, PMP, (Mississauga, Ontario) is an IT executive with more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience. He has written over 10 books and hundreds of articles for such organizations as the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.06 × 7.3 × 0.85 inPublished:October 26, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill Osborne MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072255374

ISBN - 13:9780072255379

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Table of Contents

Part I: Troubled Projects

Chapter 1: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Chapter 2: Four-Phase Intervention Framework

Chapter 3: Rescue Deliverable Framework

Chapter 4: Early Detection Questions

Part II: Assessment

Chapter 5: Diagnosing the Situation

Chapter 6: Risk Management

Chapter 7: Assessment Questionnaire

Part III: Planning the Intervention

Chapter 8: Establishing a Management Control Office

Chapter 9: Defining the Project Rescue Approach

Chapter 10: Building a New Project or Rescue Plan

Part IV: Execute the Intervention

Chapter 11: Managing the Intervention

Chapter 12: Incremental Adjustment

Chapter 13: Execution Phase Questionnaire

Part V: Post-Intervention

Chapter 14: Forensic Project Review and Lessons Learned

Chapter 15: Realigning with Industry Best Practices

Chapter 16: Post-Intervention Intervention Questionnaire

Part VI: Intervention Techniques

Chapter 17: Conflict Management, Building Consensus, and Group Relationships

Chapter 18: Additional Tools

Chapter 19: Virtual Database of Experiences and Techniques

Editorial Reviews

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.