Archive for the ‘ Troubled Project Recovery ’ Category

If I have to rescue a project, where do I start?

Posted on: July 18th, 2012 by admin

Today begins a new series of posts on rescuing a troubled project. It is written entirely by our friend and colleague, Bob Louton. Enjoy. The mindset for rescuing a project At some point in a project-management career, we can find ourselves assigned to rescue someone else’s project. More often, we need to rescue our own project. This article is the first in a series about rescuing someone else’s

Priority #1 in project rescue – Stakeholder Management

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

We continue our series on rescuing troubled projects by Bob Louton, PMP.   This post discusses the most urgent part of a project to stabilize, stakeholder management. It has served me well always to start here. This means that you should concentrate your time on finding and fixing the big problems with stakeholder management ahead of all other areas of a project in trouble. Why have I found that stakeholder

Priority #2 in project rescue – Configuration Management

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by admin 3 Comments

We continue our series on rescuing troubled projects by Bob Louton, PMP. This article discusses the second most urgent of the project items to have working well, configuration management. After you have addressed the big problems with configuration management (CM), you can turn your focus to the next on the list. I will cover that in my next post. Configuration Management is one of those loaded

Priority #3 in project rescue – Plan of record

Posted on: July 15th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

We continue our series on rescuing troubled projects by Bob Louton, PMP. This article discusses the 3rd-most urgent of all process areas, the project plan. After you have addressed the big problems with the plan, you can turn your focus to the next on the list which we’ll discuss in the next post. Now I can already anticipate how some people will react. We’ve all heard in seminar after seminar,

Priority #4 in project rescue – Requirements management

Posted on: July 14th, 2012 by admin

We continue our series on rescuing troubled projects by Bob Louton, PMP. This article discusses the 4th-most urgent of all process areas, requirements management. After you have addressed the big problems with the plan, you can turn your focus to the next on the list.   For every project I’ve ever been on, the project team had a love-hate relationship with the requirements. On the one hand, it’s

Priority #5 in project rescue – Communications management

Posted on: July 1st, 2012 by admin

This is the last in a series on Rescuing Projects by our friend and colleague, Bob Louton, PMP. This article discusses the 5th-most urgent area of a project, communication management. This is also the last on my list. As you address the big problems with team communications, you can progressively turn your focus to the remaining project problems. One prevailing factoid is that communication is 90%