Course Description

The goal of this course is to offer you a methodology and tools for assessing and recovering troubled projects. Experienced project managers and teams are often brought onboard to recover troubled projects. The recovery process first starts with an assessment of the project's health using various tools. A determination is made whether the project can be saved or warrants termination. If it can be saved, a recovery plan is developed.

Upon agreement by the key stakeholders, the plan is put into action. The recovery process is closely monitored and controlled until the project is "stabilized". The recovery team exits the project, once the stabilization criteria are met. The project continues on its normal life cycle towards presumed successful completion.

In this course you will first learn the key characteristics of successful vs. failed projects.You will gain an understanding of rational criteria to be applied in deciding whether a troubled project should be terminated or resuscitated. You will be introduced to a three-phase methodology for rapidly assessing and recovering troubled projects. You will learn key processes and tools associated with each phase.  The course is based on standard PMI project management processes, tools, and techniques.  It assumes that you are familiar with the basic project management concepts and tools and PMI's A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition.

The course format consists of focused mini-lectures as well as hands-on activities. The class will be divided into small teams that will be engaged in interactive discussions and practical case study exercises. Each team will give presentations of the results from their discussions ans exercises to the entire class. The course is designed to be highly interactive.

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

"Online self-paced" refers to course start and end dates. "Online fixed date" refers to the synchronous session schedule fully available under "Section Notes."


Applies Toward the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects
Online, self-paced
Oct 14, 2024 to Nov 13, 2024
Online, fixed date
6:30PM to 8:00PM
Oct 16, 2024 to Nov 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fees non-credit $1,435.00
Section Notes

Synchronous sessions are conducted on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM CT.

Dates: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, and 13.


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