Rescue troubled project

Any project at any organization with any team can fail. However, projects never go from being well managed, on-budget and on-schedule to outright failure overnight. There is always a transition period during which time the project is troubled. During this time there is a window of opportunities exists in which the project can potentially be rescued and is likely the last chance to save the project.

Below are the processes of Rescue My Project

1. Trigger Event
     See the symptoms of trouble. There will be point in time where we need to trigger rescue event.

2. Assessment Phase
    Keys success:
    – Get right people on the assessment team
    – Senior executive communication of commitment and priority to the team
    – Open access to all project information and team members
    – Access to key decision makers
    – Excellent planning

3. Project Decision

3.1 Recovery Phase

       Purposes:

       – Plan: to meet original or new objectives

       – Establish Processes: to ensure successful implementation of plan

       – Restore Confidence: to team & stakeholders 

      Keys  to Success:

       – Right people on the recovery team

       – Senior executive communication of commitment and priority to the team

       – Excellent planning

       – Diligent monitoring, tracking, reporting and implementation of corrective/preventive actions

       Important Notes:

       – A project unto itself whose unique service is the creation and implementation of plans and 
         processes to get the original project on track for success and restore the project team to a
         productive, fully functioning state.

       – Implement change on the original project to trend that project to a successful completion

       – Delivery of the original project’s product or service is NOT a deliverable of the recovery phase

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3.2 Termination Phase

       Purposes:

       – To end the project well and obtain the lesson learn

       Objectives:

       – Address all HR & Legal issues

       – Plan & Communicate the Decision

       – Salvage

       – Reassign Team Members

4. Closing Phase

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