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Blueprint for Project Recovery: A Project Management Guide The Complete Process for Getting Derailed Projects Back on Track

Book Description

With the acceleration of technology and information, projects are becoming more complex, costly, and time-constrained-and every year thousands of them get cancelled or end up costing significantly more than their original projections. Project and program managers are sorely in need of tools to help them avoid failure.

Blueprint for Project Recovery provides readers with a proven, proceduralized methodology for identifying where and how projects went off course, and a defined plan of action to bring them back on track. Based on years of research and including a CD-ROM packed with all the forms, checklists and resources used in the text, the book gives readers an entire process for both evaluating and repairing projects gone off course, and guidance for planning them more effectively in the first place. The book is designed as an easy reference troubleshooting guide that readers can use immediately to solve all their project difficulties.

Every project or program has exigencies that can cause problems with cost, schedule, or outcome.Blueprint for Project Recovery! is the ultimate antidote.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. FIGURES
  3. TABLES
  4. PREFACE
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  6. GETTING STARTED
    1. General
    2. Requirements
    3. The Search Methodology
  7. CHECKING PROGRAMMATIC PERFORMANCE
    1. General
    2. Programmatic Performance Checklist
    3. Programmatic Explanations
    4. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    5. Endnotes
  8. CHECKING TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE
    1. General
    2. Technical Performance Checklist
    3. Technical Explanations
    4. Endnotes
  9. RECOVERING FROM PROGRAMMATIC PROBLEMS
    1. General
    2. Programmatic Recovery Checklist
    3. Programmatic Recovery Cause Descriptions
    4. RECOVERY
    5. RECOVERY
    6. RECOVERY
    7. RECOVERY
    8. RECOVERY
    9. RECOVERY
    10. RECOVERY
    11. RECOVERY
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    38. RECOVERY
    39. RECOVERY
    40. RECOVERY
    41. RECOVERY
    42. RECOVERY
    43. Endnotes
  10. RECOVERING FROM TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
    1. General
    2. Technical Search Tables
    3. Technical Recovery Cause Descriptions
    4. RECOVERY
    5. RECOVERY
    6. RECOVERY
    7. RECOVERY
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    43. RECOVERY
    44. Data Item Descriptions (DIDs)
    45. Standards
    46. RECOVERY
    47. 62 SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS FACTORS
    48. RECOVERY
    49. Endnotes
  11. EXPANDING THE CAUSE BASE FOR YOUR PROJECT
    1. General
    2. Brainstorming
    3. Researching Appropriate Benchmarks
    4. Researching the Processes
    5. Endnotes
  12. GROUPING THE CAUSES FOR ACTION
    1. General
    2. Ordering Techniques
    3. Interrelationships of Causes
    4. Endnotes
  13. SELECTING THE BEST OF THE BEST
    1. General
    2. Evaluation Techniques
    3. Eliminating Holes and Overlaps
    4. Choosing the Causes
    5. Endnotes
  14. IMPLEMENTING THE TAILORED CHANGES
    1. General
    2. Implementation Techniques
    3. Selecting Your Technique
  15. CONCLUDING
    1. General
    2. The Concluding Process
    3. Data Trail
    4. Modifying Methods
  16. USING THE COMPACT DISK (CD)
    1. General
    2. Loading
    3. Using the Tables
    4. Using the Attachments
  17. SUMMARY
  18. GLOSSARY
  19. ATTACHMENTS
  20. STANDARD PROGRAM PLAN OUTLINE
    1. PROGRAM STANDARD PROGRAM PLAN OUTLINE
    2. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  21. STANDARD TECHNICAL PLAN OUTLINE
    1. STANDARD TECHNICAL PLAN OUTLINE TABLE OF CONTENTS
  22. RISK MITIGATION PLAN
  23. CONTRACT/SUBCONTRACT OUTLINE
  24. CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT PLAN OUTLINE
    1. 1. INTRODUCTION
    2. 2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
    3. 3. ORGANIZATION
    4. 4. CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT PHASING AND MILESTONES
    5. 5. DATA MANAGEMENT
    6. 6. CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION
    7. 7. INTERFACE MANAGEMENT
    8. 8. CONFIGURATION CONTROL
    9. 9. CONFIGURATION STATUS ACCOUNTING
    10. 10. CONFIGURATION AUDITS
    11. 11. SUBCONTRACTOR/VENDOR CONTROL
  25. QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN OUTLINE
    1. PROGRAM QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN
    2. QUALITY POLICY
    3. QUALITY OBJECTIVES
    4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
    5. QUALITY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
    6. RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL
    7. OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
    8. QUALITY MANUAL AND RECORD KEEPING
    9. THE <PROGRAM> QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN WILL BE UPDATED AS REQUIRED
    10. QUALITY CONTROL PLAN
    11. SUGGESTED OUTLINE
  26. REQUIREMENTS TRACEABILITY MATRIX
  27. REQUIREMENTS FLOW-DOWN MATRIX
  28. DATA DELIVERY MATRIX
  29. CAPABILITY MATRIX
  30. POLICY-TO-PLAN TRAIL
  31. EXPERIENCE WINDOW
  32. STANDARDS TRACEABILITY MATRIX
  33. VENDOR EVALUATION PROCESS
  34. DESIGN REVIEW APPROVAL FORM
    1. Where
  35. IN-PROCESS REVIEW APPROVAL FORM
    1. Where
  36. NEGOTIATION CHECKLIST
  37. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR (CSF) MATRIX
  38. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1. Books
    2. Articles
    3. Private Documents
    4. TRADEMARKS