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Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 22.5 22.5 0 0 12 22.5 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 22.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 22.5
Leadership 0
Strategy 0
PMI SP 22.5
PfMP 0
  • CEUs: 2.2
  • CDUs: 22.5 BABOK V2.0 used in the CDU approval of this course

If you’re a project manager who is in the trenches every day, sooner or later you’ll be staring into the face of a troubled project. The project may be your own or may be one you’ve inherited. Knowing what to do when the time comes will be critical to your success. You’ll need to take action immediately – with speed, accuracy, power, balance and focus. You’ll have little time to think about an approach or polish your skills.

Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects demonstrates a proven process to project recovery. You’ll get everything you need (process, tools, techniques) to perform a rapid assessment of a project in trouble, develop a recovery plan and manage the transition to stabilization.

Active participation in the case study, designed to simulate the environment and feel of an actual troubled project, will enable you to build your skills in a meaningful way. This course is a must for experienced project managers who need to know what to do when the chips are down.

Reminder: Participants should have a thorough understanding of scheduling and cost control and risk management before taking this course.

  • Perform a rapid assessment of a project to determine its status
  • Determine whether stabilization is possible
  • Establish a stabilization plan
  • Lead a transition to a stabilized project
  • Define a continuous improvement system

This course uses digital materials.

  • Introduction to Assessment Methodology

    Identifying the early warning signs of troubled projects

    Assessment benefits and challenges by assessment type

    Overview of the Rapid Assessment Model

    Assessment and stabilization charter

  • Develop the Assessment Plan

    Rapid assessment planning meeting and approach

    Documentation review and the project team

    Assessment planning tools

    Identifying threats, opportunities and problems

  • Conduct the Assessment

    Tools and processes for conducting interviews and questionnaires

    Analyzing project data, metrics, processes

    Affinity diagramming

    Prioritization of threats, opportunities and problems

  • Developing the Stabilization Plan

    Inchstone planning

    Addressing the people, process, product and timing

    Stabilization conceptual overview

    Developing plan for stabilization

  • Conduct the Stabilization

    Executing, monitoring and updating the inchstone plan

    Techniques for prioritizing threats, opportunities, and problems

    Rebaselining the project plan

    Implementing project control metrics

  • Establish a Continuous Improvement Framework

    Avoid classic mistakes

    Establishing a plan for continuous improvement