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“If you are a project leader determined to succeed…read an excellent book: Rescue the Problem Project.” --Manager’s Minute
"If your project is troubled and constantly reporting a status of Red or Amber, then get your hands on a copy now.” --A Girl’s Guide to Project Management
“Reading his book is like being paired with the best mentor around and I read it like I do good fiction; totally absorbed.” --Change for Action
"Whether you are a seasoned project manager or at the beginning of your career, this book is for you if your project is in the red." --Project Manager.com
"Project team members and managers responsible for overseeing any kind of project, whether formally designated or not, will benefit from reading this book and keeping it as a reference." - Quality Progress
When budgets are dwindling, deadlines passing, and tempers flaring, the usual response is to browbeat the project team and point fingers of blame. Not helpful. For these situations, what is needed is an objective process for accurately assessing what is wrong and a clear plan of action for fixing the problem.
Rescue the Problem Project provides project managers, executives, and customers with the answers they require. Turnaround specialist Todd Williams has worked with dozens of companies in multiple industries resuscitating failing projects. In this new book, he reveals an in-depth, start-to-finish process that includes:
• Techniques for identifying the root causes of the trouble
• Steps for putting projects back on track—audit the project, analyze the data, negotiate the solution, and execute the new plan
• Nearly 70 real-world examples of what works, what doesn’t, and why
• Guidelines for avoiding problems in subsequent projects
Many books explain how to run a project, but only this one shows how to bring it back from the brink of disaster. And with 65% of projects failing to meet goals and 25% cancelled outright, that’s essential information!
Why should you read this book?
How did you do on your last project? The goal of all project stakeholders, primarily those in the driver’s seat as project manager, is that... Read more
There are some inconsistencies and a few things that I disagree with. For example, he claims that the project health status is subjective. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Dimick
By the time a complete outsider is asked to enter the scene to help, tension can be incredibly high. I think this book is stellar. I liked it because:
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You can read a lot of Project Management books and not get anywhere the value you get from this one volume. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Williams provides an extremely useful bank of processes to draw from in order to keep projects from failing and recover others that are jeopardized. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gloria J Braunschweig
I'll be in contact with you to quote you in my book. Very helpful material that you wrote and useful with our projects.Published 21 months ago by Gloria Braunschweig
We all know that most projects become unglued, missing deadlines and run over-budget however this book provides the tools we sometimes forget to use. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jamie Gianna
I picked up this book out of curiosity about a year ago. My first thought was "this is probably just another PM book that I'll end up putting on a shelf." I was wrong about that! Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Chrismc34
Rescue the Problem Project (RPP) prescribes a process to recover a project that has fallen off track. More importantly, it identifies the many common causes of project issues. Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer