A smokejumper is a wild land firefighter who parachutes into a remote area to combat wildfires. These intrepid men and women are dropped in to extremely remote and dangerous areas to help control or eliminate wildfire threats. Though they do not typically encounter life or death situations like smokejumpers, many project managers are dropped into project “hot zones” to help rescue or recover ailing projects.
The Project Smokejumper: Rescue and Recovery of Troubled Projects is a two and one-half day learning program designed to provide project management practitioners with effective tools and techniques to get errant projects back under control.
This course will benefit project managers or key stakeholders involved with troubled projects.
Fundamental project management knowledge is required.
Identifying Project Trouble
- Experiences with Project Success & Failure
- Common Project Problems
- Team Exercise: Symptom Recognition
- The Project Audit and Root Cause Analysis
- Team Exercise: Root Cause Analysis
- Project Reporting Challenges
- Earned Value Management
- Team Exercise: EVM Baseline Comparison
Rescue and Recovery Strategies
- Stakeholder Alignment
- Team Exercise: Stakeholder Assessment
- Team Exercise Debrief
- Performance Measurement Baselines
- Team Exercise: Performance Re-Baseline
Monitoring and Controlling Performance
- Project Communications and Reporting
- Risk Management
- Team Exercise: Risk Assessment
- Change Management and Control
- Team Exercise: Change Assessment
Course Summary and Review
- Course Content Review and Recap
- Open Discussion: Q&A
- Final Logistics and Instructions