The hidden secrets of project rescue

The hidden secrets of project rescue

Throughout their career, developers and managers will face many projects which appear to be impossible to deliver on time, within budget or within other constraints.

In this presentation, you will discover the secret steps that need to be taken in order to successfully bring back on track any projects. Most important of all, you will find out how to stay cool, keep a healthy mindset and to break through tough situations like a superhero.

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Yann Larrivée

March 10, 2017
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  1. foolab.ca | @foolabca The Hidden Secrets of Project Rescue ConFoo

    Montreal – March 10th, 2017
  2. 2 Yann Larrivée • Consultant at FooLab • Specialized in

    project rescue • Twitter: @ylarrivee • Email: yann@foolab.ca
  3. 3 Causes of Project Failure • Greed • Arrogance •

    Ignorance • Lies
  4. 4 Mark Twain

  5. 5 Project Rescue is NOT • Working hard • Coding

    tons of features
  6. 6 Project Rescue is • Thinking differently. • Bringing light

    in times of darkness. • Having total control over your emotions. • Delivering the most business value in the shortest amout of time, no matter what. • Not taking anything for granted.
  7. 7 Project Failure Type #1 Technical Failure • Performance •

    Security • Bugs • Stability
  8. 8 Project Failure Type #2 Business • Behind schedule •

    Over budget
  9. 9 #1 Talking to the Customer • Understanding the current

    situation • Understanding the desired outcome
  10. 10 #2 Business Risk Assessment What is the cost of

    of failure? • Loss of customers • Damage to reputation • Broken contracts → lawsuits • Emotional impact on employees • Loss of job • Bankruptcy
  11. 11 #3 Identifying Key Players • CEO, General Manager, VP

    • Product Owner • Tech Team • Allies • Neutral • Soft enemies • Time wasters
  12. 12 #4 Energy • Cut all negative energy • Bring

    positive energy • Bring hope
  13. 13 #5 Focus • Remove all distractions • All meetings

    need to respect an agenda • End of day standup meetings
  14. 1 #6 Leadership • Don't be the typical PM •

    Lead by example at all levels s
  15. 15 #7 Celebrate • Create a winning framework • Quick

    wins • Celebrate small wins, milestones • Give credit • The team solved the problem
  16. 16 Rescue Case #1 The tire company

  17. 17 Rescue Case #2 The phone company

  18. 18 Rescue case #3 Real-Estate

  19. 19 Rescue case #4 Black Friday

  20. 20 Rescue case #5 The media company

  21. 21 Presentation Take-Away • Important people are counting on you

    • Be honest, require the same from others • Have a positive attitude • Winning is a choice • Anything is possible • You are your own limitation
  22. 22 Questions? Twitter: @ylarrivee E-mail: yann@foolab.ca Website: foolab.ca Is your

    project at risk? Get advice from an unbiased & external source.