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Troubled Project Recovery

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We’ve all heard the stories of projects that are in trouble due to constantly-changing requirements (“scope creep”) and the devastating impact that this has on project plans and teams. How do we avoid getting caught in “design churn”? Other projects get in trouble because they lack effective sponsorship and communication with stakeholders or face meddling stakeholders who constantly interfere with the operations of the project. How do we deal with issues raised by these stakeholders in the face of short timelines and small budgets?

Using fascinating case studies to bring the topic to life, the workshop introduces participants to the major causes of troubled projects. Then, participants in this 1-day workshop will learn strategies for avoiding troubled projects in the first place and, when facing one, a structured framework for recovery along with some practical techniques that can be applied today.


During this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Understand the common causes of troubled projects and how to avoid them
  • Understand a framework describing a structured approach to project recovery
  • Understand several techniques to battle common troubled project issues



This course is intended for intermediate and advanced project managers across all industries.


There is no prerequisite for this course.


Participants will receive a course workbook with copies of all presentation slides and case study materials.

course info

Course ID: 1607
Course Level: Advanced
Duration: 1 day

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 5 1 1
PgMP 5 1 1
PfMP 0 1 1
PMI-ACP 5 1 1
PMI-SP 2 1 1
PMI-RMP 2 1 1
PMI-PBA 0 1 1

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7 CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits