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Project Recovery: Short- and Long-Term Solutions

Thomas R. Block, PMP

Proceedings of the 29th Annual Project Management Institute 1998 Seminars & Symposium

Traditionally, corporate interest in project management has focused mainly on training professionals and managers and purchasing software. However, there seems to be an increasing interest in project recovery. This interest has been generated by the high stakes involved in projects, competitive pressures, and senior management’s frustrations with its inability to receive timely project data despite technological advancements. This article focuses on the reasons for project failures and what can and should be done to prevent them. Simply stated, in the short term the problem has to be fixed ...

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