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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.

Yann Larrivée

March 10, 2017

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  1. 2 Yann Larrivée • Consultant at FooLab • Specialized in

    project rescue • Twitter: @ylarrivee • Email: [email protected]
  2. 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.
  3. 9 #1 Talking to the Customer • Understanding the current

    situation • Understanding the desired outcome
  4. 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
  5. 11 #3 Identifying Key Players • CEO, General Manager, VP

    • Product Owner • Tech Team • Allies • Neutral • Soft enemies • Time wasters
  6. 13 #5 Focus • Remove all distractions • All meetings

    need to respect an agenda • End of day standup meetings
  7. 1 #6 Leadership • Don't be the typical PM •

    Lead by example at all levels s
  8. 15 #7 Celebrate • Create a winning framework • Quick

    wins • Celebrate small wins, milestones • Give credit • The team solved the problem
  9. 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
  10. 22 Questions? Twitter: @ylarrivee E-mail: [email protected] Website: foolab.ca Is your

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