Troubled Projects: Techniques for Rapid Recovery
Live Instructor-Led Classroom Training
Minimizing the impact of troubled projects is a core competency and critical success factor for today's IT organization. This workshop will provide concise and practical tools for assessing and recovering systems initiatives that are in trouble. Through the use of a well-defined and proven set of methods and techniques the implementation manager will learn not only to address troubled projects but also how to put in place processes and procedures to minimize and manage trouble from the start. It is designed for the project manager or IT manager, in a project oversight position, who needs to learn improved risk management and project recovery strategies. The methods and techniques are introduced through case studies and workshops based on real-world situations. This workshop is presented as a 3-day lecture with workshops.
The materials in this workshop utilize the Project Management Institute's PMBOK™, and the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model (SW-CMM).
This workshop incorporates elements of the PMBOK™: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Risk Management, and Project Communication Management.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is primarily for IT managers, project managers, project management office members, systems architects, and others who might be involved in the leadership of systems initiatives. It is also suggested that internal clients/business owners (e.g.- marketing directors) who will be initiating and overseeing systems initiatives attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of what they can do to help manage risks and guide success.
- Understand the process, tools, and techniques needed to perform a rapid evaluation of a project in trouble, develop a solid recovery plan, and manage and oversee the transition to stability.
- Be able to categorize the severity of a breakdown, and why and when it is beneficial for a breakdown to occur.
- Learn what to do now to minimize the likelihood and magnitude of a breakdown.
- Understand the most likely failings of systems projects, and understand strategies for addressing them.
- Identify key factors which can magnify the impact of a breakdown.
- Identify the five key stakeholders and how they can contribute to project breakdown and recovery.
- Learn how to address individual/group psychology and team dynamics which can mask breakdowns and increase severity of breakdowns.
- Understand the primary differentiators between projects (technology, size, risk, approach/methodology) and the impact and challenges associated with each.
- Address project management breakdown (leading, communicating, negotiating, problem solving, and influencing the organization).
- Incorporate continuous improvement systems.
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For many years New Instruction, LLC had been known as an innovative provider of training, consulting and software development services, and clients have often asked us to share our software quality methodologies with them. Those requests led to the development of our longest running workshop, "Testing and Quality Assurance Techniques", now in it's 11th edition.