Challenged Projects – Techniques for Recovery

Cost: $200.00

Date and Time(s):

  • 06/04/2018 at 1:00 pm EST to 4:00 pm EST

Challenged Projects – Techniques for Recovery – Today’s fast-paced project environments, coupled with organizations where formal project management may not be their strong suit, are creating project lifecycles short on the necessary up-front planning. These accelerated life cycles can be the beginning of runaway and challenged projects. This workshop addresses the four phases of project recovery:  Entering, Analysis/Assessment, Execution/Control, and Closing.

Duration:  3 hours

Content Learning Themes

  • Understand and define “Challenged” project and the relevant benchmark attributes
  • Identify early warning signs that a project may be in trouble
  • Apply appropriate tools for assessing the current state and issues of the project
  • Develop project execution plan elements for recovery
  • Working with and developing third party consulting scope and strategies
  • Validate recovery estimates, resource loading, budget and schedule
  • Re-establish monitoring strategies and thresholds for budget, schedule and risk management issues
  • Re-establish monitoring strategies and thresholds for issues

Course Overview


  • Course Overview
  • Group Discussion:  Struggles with Challenged Projects

Module 1:  Distinctions of Challenged Projects

  • Definition of Challenged or At-Risk Projects
  • Causal Factors: A Look at the Benchmark Data
  • Goals and Roles
  • Assessment and Recovery Life Cycle
  • Exercise #1: Create the Project Recovery Current Issues List

Module 2:  Entering Into a Challenged Project

  • Entering Phase Distinctions
  • Scope Development Options
  • Taking a Consultative Approach
  • Exercise #2: Identify Key “Entering” Techniques useful to Address Identified Issues

Module 3:  Analysis, Assessment & Beyond

  • Analysis & Assessment Phase
  • Data Review, Interviewing & Evaluation
  • Determining Critical Deliverables
  • Feedback Meetings
  • Beyond: Execution & Close-out
  • Exercise #3: Dealing Straight-up with Difficult Clients


  • Review and Close the Current Issues List
  • Program Review

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