Projects do not get into trouble overnight. There are early warning signs, but most companies seem to overlook them or misunderstand them. Some companies simply ignore the tell-tale signs and continue on hoping for a miracle. Failure to recognize these signs early can make the cost of downstream corrections a very costly endeavor.
Typical challenges include:
- End user stakeholders not involved throughout the project
- Minimal or no stakeholder backing; lack of ownership
- Weak business case
- Corporate goals not understood at the lower organizational levels
- Plan asks for too much in too little time
- Poor estimates, especially financial
- Unclear stakeholder requirements
- Unclear expectations
- Assumptions, if they exist at all, are unrealistic
- Plans are based upon insufficient data
- No systemization of the planning process
- Inadequate or incomplete requirements
- Lack of resources
- Assigned resources lack experience
- Poor overall project plan
Our critical project recovery approach is based on many years of hands-on experience in identifying and recovering failing projects.
We combine the ambition of management teams, assembling an experienced client team and applying a rigorous but agile project execution process to deliver results that matter.
Methods and Tools
Our CPR methodology uses a mix of own experience based approaches with industry leading frameworks and methods.
- CAPEX and OPEX cost containment
- Developing a structured path to success
- Building capabilities in client teams
- Improved customer satisfaction