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Todd Williams
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I wrote the book on project rescue
I wrote the book on project rescue

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We should rename the role Executive Sponsor to Accountable Sponsor--much more descriptive of their role. Listen to this discussion and see if you agree.
You can get Filling Execution Gaps at http://vs2vl.co/AmazonFEG
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We all want to be trusted partners with our clients. And, although we never think we will end up in court, are you prepared for the liability that such an association brings? Tales From an Expert Witness may open your eyes to what this and other declarations such as following industry standards, can do to you in court. Read more: http://vs2vl.co/bfr-ExpII
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Leadership is at the core of project management. Although it has taken PMI a few decades to get on board, they are slowly getting there.  FedEx calls out 9 key traits of a leader ad we should all take a close look at them and practice them on a daily basis.  http://vs2vl.co/VV-prjld
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Too often, people start with process. Process is important, but in organization change management (OCM) there are only a few processes and they are not mutually exclusive. In this article I try to explain who they relate. Please take a peek and tell us you r experience. http://vs2vl.co/BFR-OCM
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In today's world of matrixed organizations we rarely have authority over the people reporting to us. Regardless of the corporate structure, we do not have any over our stakeholders. So what is the best way to lead these people? We have to or our projects will fail. What do you do? http://vs2vl.co/NoAuth
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It is probably not that our executive are truly obstinate, but it may be that you are not doing a good job at selling your idea. Yes, it is on you to make them buy it. After all, we are all in sales and should never forget it. This post has some of the basic tips you need to know to breakdown those roadblocks. http://vs2vl.co/ObsExec
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I had a great interview with +Phil Hall  of Business Superstar , we talked about what you do and don't do to rescue your project.  

Avoid blame and build trust, never hastily fire people they have the answers, use data proactively - Squeeze the numbers hard enough and they will tell you the truth; it’s integral to their job.  I wrapped by explaining what to do if your project isn't recoverable.
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I just had a great interview  with +Robin Miller... Stay tuned for the video.
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Many thanks to +Scott Koegler for the interest in "Rescue The Problem Project" and the article he wrote which sparked great conversation - please come add your thoughts. #CIO #PMOT
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