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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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The Four P's

Four techniques for powering a failing project toward success.

Yael Cohen, PMP

Have you ever been handed a failing project or struggled to complete one? I once took over a project that was spiraling toward failure. It was behind schedule (little had been achieved since its inception six months earlier), the project team was not communicating or working together effectively, and there was no rapport between the previous project manager and the client. However, I was able to remedy the situation by applying the four “P” techniques that I'd used in previous projects.

1. PRODUCTIVE TEAM COMMUNICATION

Conducting regular status meetings and building a rapport with the project team are critical to achieving success. These meetings should ...

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