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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
"Todd depicts a common sense approach in the book. It is a great reference to help rescue your distressed project or get it out trouble.” --PM World Journal
"... lays out an insightful process, based on real world examples, to identify, prevent and recover from project failure." --PM World Journal
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!
I highly recommend Todd's book to anyone in the project management field.
The process this book outlines will assist the project manager to architect a recovery plan, and make adequate changes to inhibit recurring failure.
He has peppered the book with case studies to illustrate the material with real-life examples.
I recently read and would like to highly recommend Todd Williams book, “Rescue the Problem Project”
Todd gives great guidance and sound advice in accurately assessing and... Read more
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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 6 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 22 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 22 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 on February 2, 2013 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 on November 20, 2012 by Jamie Gianna