What are the four steps to make your company initiative ready? In this recent 3-minute interview with Talk Business 360, Todd Williams discusses the key elements for transforming your company into an initiative ready organization that can repeatedly run successful projects. Your take away will be four steps that any executive can implement today to start down this road.
Listen to the piece and tell use what you think!
- How do you know when your project is in trouble? What have been you’re a-ha moments?
- Having managed many PMOs, what mechanisms have you used to avoid failure?
- What is your approach in bringing projects back from red?
(Obviously, I need more light in my office for these 4:00AM Google+ Hangouts.)
Commitment Now: Todd C. Williams, author of Rescue the Problem Project discusses how to turnaround and rescue failing projects.
Are you in the midst of a project at work that is driving you crazy and seems never-ending? Learn how to put your project back on track--even when budgets are dwindling, deadlines are missed and tempers are flaring.
Turnaround specialist Todd Williams has worked with many companies rescuing failing projects. In his new book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure he reveals an in-depth, start-to-finish process that will enable you to finish the project successfully. In this interview, he discusses the biggest mistakes made when starting large projects, and how to complete a project on schedule that meets project specifications.
Read the full interview here.
This week's episode of The Project Management Podcast:
I am once again joined by Todd Williams, author of the book Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure.
In our last interview Todd gave us an overview over the process, tools & techniques he recommends for rescuing problem projects. As our next step, we want to hear from Todd how he ensures that projects don’t get into trouble in the first place.
This week's episode of The Project Management Podcast:
When project budgets are dwindling, deadlines passing, and tempers flaring, then the usual response is to browbeat the project team and point fingers of blame - usually toward the project manager. That’s not really all that 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.
Enter Todd Williams, PMP who wrote the book Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure. Todd and I sat down at the PMI Global Congress last year and in this interview we discuss approaches to project rescue.
Ask the Experts: Cost audits with Todd Williams
by - Elizabeth Harrin
Today I’m interviewing Todd Williams, author of the popular book, Rescue the Problem Project. In the book, Todd talks about cost audits. Even if your project doesn’t need rescuing, cost audits are a useful technique to use, so I talked to Todd to find out more.
Read the interview here.
Samad Aidane interviews Todd Williams about how to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure. Todd shares the big ideas from his latest book “Rescue the Problem Project” and provides an overview of his practical, battle tested and proven methodology for identifying, preventing, and recovering from project failure.
The interview was recorded on-location at Anthony's Famous Seattle Seafood Restaurant apologies for any background noise.
- While some projects do have unforeseen issues, most projects have indicators that they are headed down the wrong path. Can you share some insight into what a PM should be watching for to spot trouble and head it off?
- Let's say our readers haven't read either Rob Prinzo's book or yours Todd and they find themselves leading a project gone astray. What are the key actions a PM must do to stop the bleeding and get this thing back on track?
- In your guest blog, you speak about a learning culture, with regards to project success. Can you explain that and provide some guidance to our listeners that may be individual contributors...what can they do if they don't have PMO or Enterprise influence?
Sound interesting? Of course it does! Check out the answers in this fast 15-minute interview.
John Canniffe, of the American Management Association (AMA), talks with Todd Williams to answer the question that plagues executives and project managers alike-- “What do we do about problem projects?”
Stop them, bring in a new team, throw money at them, and so on, are some of the answers that float around the room and keep you up at night.
What if you could avoid them almost entirely?
In this webcast, you’ll learn the two crucial steps that ensure projects start successfully. Without a solid foundation, projects are doomed from the start. Most problems can be traced to the earliest points of project inception—long before that delivery team is involved.
This program, originally airing December 14th 2011, can be heard through an on-demand replay on AMA's site! Simply register and listen to it for free.
This episode of Andy Kaufman's People and Projects Podcast addresses the question, "Do you know how there's often not a common understanding of terms and processes around your organization when it comes to managing projects?" This e-learning program gives everyone practical insights on how to plan and deliver projects.
Filling Execution Gaps
Rescue The Problem Project
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- The Argument for Disbanding Your PMO, Accellerated IT Success, Nov 13, 2015
- New PM Articles for the Week of September 28 – October 4, The Practicing IT Project Manager, October 4, 2015
- Episode 332: Project Sponsor Challenges and Solutions, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, September, 2015
- New PM Articles for the Week of December 1 – 7, The Practicing IT Project Manager, December 7, 2014
- How to buy Project Management Consulting Services: Service as a Product (SaaP), Guerrilla Project Management, Samad Aidane, December 2, 2014
- Episode 275: Your Project Statement of Work is Missing a Comma!, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, June 14, 2014
- State Invites 10 Firms To Shift Cover Oregon To The Federal Health Insurance Exchange, Oregonian, Portland, Nick Budnick, May 28, 2014
- Decision To Scrap Or Salvage Cover Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Poses Risks Either Way, Oregonian, Nick Budnick, Portland, April 9, 2014
- Cover Oregon Consultant: Fix For Health Insurance Exchange Could Take $40 Million, 21 Months, Oregonian, Nick Budnick, Portland, April 4, 2014
- Episode 205: Rescue The Problem Project, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, June, 2013
- Episode 206: How to Keep your Project out of Trouble, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, May, 2013
- How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure, Accellerated IT Success,April 2, 2013
- Episode 260: The Seven Steps to Rescuing the Problem Project, PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner, January. 2014
- New PM Articles for the Week of August 6 – 12, The Practicing IT Project Manager, August 12, 2012
- New PM Articles for the Week of June 11 – 17, The Practicing IT Project Manager, June 17, 2012