Program Management Training

Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects


Individual contributor (specialist – expert) in project management fields

  • Onsite Instructor-led
  • Virtual instructor-led

Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects is designed for project managers who must take immediate action using a proven process, complete with the accompanying toolkit, for assessing a project that is not going so well, planning and conducting the assessment, determining if a recovery is possible, developing a recovery plan, project stabilization, and preventative measures. The focus is on proven tools and techniques that can be applied rapidly in most situations for assessing and stabilizing a troubled project.

Learning objectives

  • Perform a rapid assessment of a project to determine its health.
  • Determine whether stabilization is possible.
  • Establish a stabilization plan.
  • Lead a transition to a stabilized project.
  • Define a continuous improvement system.

Behavioral competencies

  • Being resilient
  • Directs work
  • Drives results
  • Ensures accountability
  • Nimble learning
  • Plans and aligns


  • Analyze current state/AS-IS state
  • Define future state/TO-BE state
  • Measure solution performance
  • Perform gap analysis
  • Project change management
  • Project communications management
  • Project tracking and reporting
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder expectation management


  • Onsite instructor-led: 3 days - 22.5 / 2 days - 15
  • Virtual instructor-led: 3 days - 22.5 / 2 days - 15