According to the Standish Group, in 2012 one third of all projects were in trouble and another third was considered as failed. In spite of measures like education, the implementation of processes etc. this proportion has hardly changed over the last 20 years. The primary reason for this is the growing complexity of projects, which must be processed in an environment of increasingly chaotic markets. Most projects experience a great deal of process changes. ERP projects - for example - can change entire organisations and are therefore almost predestined to mutate into crisis projects. This course deals with the analysis of the current status ("as - is") of projects and then leads over to possibilities to stabilise such projects, from the point of view of assessors and interim (project) managers. This course also covers classical success and failure factors of projects and guides participants to avoid such problems.
Course Level: Advanced Instructor: Rüdiger Geist
Designed for you, if you are...
Someone with advanced knowledge of project management processes
The benefits from attending
By the end of this course you will:
Know about the essential factors which might lead to troubled projects
Be aware of the need to get transparency about the actual status of a project fast
Know current approaches of performing project assessments and their advantages and disadvantages
Reflect upon the term “crisis”
Know approaches during the course of a project stabilisation and understand the psychological aspects of such a stabilisation
Be aware of essential factors to prevent slipping off into a crisis again