Category Archives: Troubled Project Recovery

7 Signs Your IT Project is Headed For Trouble

Are there certain warning signs that an IT project is headed for trouble? I was interviewed for this great article that describes seven warning signs to watch out for: How to Know Your IT Project is Headed for Disaster What other warning signs would you add to this list? I would love to hear your…

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances…

Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

Margaret Meloni shares insights on why understanding and managing conflict is a critical skill for project managers and offers practical strategies for resolving conflict in projects. The work of leadership often requires that project managers confront people to deal with problems that they would rather ignore. This can often lead to difficult and emotional conversations….

How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure

Todd Williams says that as a project manager, your reputation, your job, your career, and your entire organization could be at risk if a major project fails. Todd should know – he is an internationally known leading authority, consultant, speaker, and educator on project auditing and recovery. In this interview, Todd shares the big ideas…

Putting Brakes on a Rocket: Managing Velocity, Reward, and Risk at Intel

Russ Martinelli, Senior Program Manager at Intel, on what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation and what it takes to survive when one crashes. Brought to you by: PMTeleseminars.com Russ Martinelli, a senior program manager at Intel, shares with us what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation…

A methodology for rescuing troubled projects

Brian Munroe, founder and CEO of MTI Learning, shares a methodology for effectively and efficiently planning and executing the entire project rescue process.   Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Brian and fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management. Brian Munroe,…

A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner

Dr. Harold Kerzner shares his insights from his four presentations at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to join fifteen of today’s dynamic and engaging thought leaders in Project Management. Today, I have the pleasure to…

Rescue the Problem Project – Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with Todd Williams and talk about his upcoming book Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure. The book will be released in March 2011 by AMACOM Books. Todd shares with us his Project Recovery framework that helps Project Manager’s…

Interview with Mark Gibson on Recovering Troubled Projects

Listen now: Download the MP3 In this episode of the Guerrilla Project Management Podcast, I interview Mark Gibson, author of markdgibson.com. I read Mark’s blog post Resuscitation for a Red Project Team about recovering troubled project and I had to talk to him further about his approach to these types of projects. Mark is an…