Rescuing Troubled Projects Overview

This one-day, practical course will provide the student with an approach to assessing the current state of a troubled project and how to get it back on track again. Great emphasis is placed on how to detect if a project is heading for danger so that corrective actions can be taken before matters get out of hand.

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  • Skill Level
    Short Courses
  • Duration
    • 1 Day
  • Support
    • Tutor on call
    • Exam simulator
  • Assessment
    • 7.5

Course Description

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define what a troubled project is
  • Identify the principal causes of project failure
  • Create reporting mechanisms that flag variances in the triple constraints clearly
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis
  • Apply the Rapid Assessment and Recovery Model
  • Carry out a project assessment, paying particular attention to areas such as scope, schedule, quality, HR, communications, risk and procurement
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to recovery using the Constraint Flexibility Matrix
  • Create an acceptable recovery plan

This course is aimed mainly at project managers, but it will be of interest to anyone who is responsible for the success of a temporary endeavour that is to produce a unique product, service or result.

  • Troubled project definition
  • Limits on recovery
  • The main causes of projects getting into difficulties
  • Detecting projects heading for trouble
  • Status reporting
  • Leading indicators
  • Root cause analysis
  • Five step process Illustrated using case study example of a troubled project
  • The Rapid Assessment and Recovery Model (Another five step approach)
  • Define Recovery Charter
  • Develop Assessment Plan
  • Carry out Assessment Base recommendations on the Constraint Flexibility Matrix
  • Develop Recovery Plan
  • Conduct Recovery

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

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