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Project Rescue : Avoiding a Project Management Disaster - Sanjiv Purba

Project Rescue

Avoiding a Project Management Disaster

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780072255379
Number Of Pages: 388

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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. Recognize the 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.

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. Computerworld 20050131

Forward
Introduction
Troubled Projects
Spotting the Warning Signs
Four Phase Intervention Framework
Rescue Deliverable Framework
Basic Detection Questionnaire
Pre-Intervention
Trouble Identification
Research and Information Collection
Diagnosing the Situation
Building the Intervention Organization
Pre-Intervention Questionnaire
Plan the Intervention
Communication
Defining a New Approach
Defining a New Project Plan
Plan the Intervention Questionnaire
Execute the Intervention
Managing the Process
Incremental Adjustment
Execute the Intervention Questionnaire
Post-Intervention
Learn and Repeat
Returning to Standard Project Management Principles
Post-Intervention Intervention Questionnaire
Intervention Techniques
Building Cooperation
Measuring Quality
Conflict Management
Case Studies
Online Portal Project
Financial Project
Application Development
Appendices
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780072255379
ISBN-10: 0072255374
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.67