Project Recovery Rapid diagnosis and recovery of troubled projects

Project Recovery Project Recovery

We know how it goes…your supplier promises you the world during the sales process, but then lets you down in delivery. Development is beset with technical issues, milestones are missed and budgets are burnt. And what do you have to show for it? A solution that is not fit for purpose and a furious CEO.

Our team of highly experienced, UK-based, permanent consultants work in close collaboration with you to review your project, remediate deliverables where needed, and work with you to set new, achievable goals.

What we
believe

Our approach is built on a set of key principles that guide our diagnosis and recovery of failing projects:

Leadership not judgement

Project recovery calls for a cool but determined leadership style. We know how to build bridges between the different parts of the project. Rather than passing judgement, we reach conclusions in collaboration with the project team. Recovery options are developed hand in hand with the sponsor.

Focus on the facts

We understand that when a project goes wrong, emotions are often running high. When diagnosing failing projects, we focus on the facts to avoid the review becoming embroiled in emotion.

Paint the bigger picture

Diagnosis often means digging deep to get to the root causes. The skill is combining this ability to deep-dive with the ability to develop the holistic picture. Projects that go wrong are often complex, and rarely is there just one thing in one area that needs to be fixed.

What we<br />believe

(Re-)Focus on business value

The business value that was the original objective of the project can often be overshadowed and obscured as the focus shifts to the complexities of delivery. When building a recovery plan, it’s critical to focus again on delivering real business value, not simply the perceived solution.

How we can
help you

We help you achieve your business objectives by bringing failing projects back under control:

If you'd like to know more, please contact

matt@scottlogic.com

Rapid diagnosis

Project recovery demands rapid diagnosis. Through our work with many clients, we have built up a tried-and-tested approach to diagnosing failing projects. Mobilising a small, focused team of expert consultants, we rapidly heat map the issues to inform subsequent diagnosis. Our structured approach gets to the real issues quickly.

Assessment of recovery options

When building a recovery plan, we focus on delivering real business value, not simply the perceived solution. This invariably mean reassessing what’s important as well as determining what can be left out. Evidence-Based Management (EBM) is one way to help ensure the focus on value.

Recovery work to put delivery back on track

Our team of highly experienced, UK-based, permanent consultants will work in close collaboration to remediate deliverables where needed, and work with you to set new, achievable goals.

Remediation of software quality issues

Effective architecture and sound software engineering are integral to the success of many IT projects. We will find the quality issues that are derailing your project and will work pragmatically with you to fix them.

Transition planning

If you have been let down by your development partner, we will help you build a transition plan to reduce or eliminate partner reliance.

From the
blog

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