This is your complete, hands-on guide to saving projects in trouble. Drawing on 20 years of frontline project management experience, Lonnie Pacelli identifies the 18 most pervasive causes of project failure: their causes, early warning signs, andhow to fix them before it's too late. Here's justsomeof what you'll learn... ...how to focus on the right problem, find and keep the right sponsors, realistically determine scope,uncover hidden risks, write more effective project plans... ...involve the right people, get your whole team on the same page... ...deal with vendors who don't deliver... manage and minimize cost overruns... ...communicate more effectively...test right, train right... ...streamline that last, endless 10% and finish strong... ...and more... ...a whole lotmore. If you're a working project manager, consultant, or team leader, this book is your secret weapon. It's fast. Relevant. Practical. Easy to read. Easy touse. Above all:it works. Running a project? Smell trouble?Get this book. Here are specific, practical,immediatesolutions for all 18 key causes of project failure. Here's how to diagnose problemsbeforethey get out of control. Andfixthem. Here's how to keepanyproject on track. And anycareer. What to do when you're... Addressing the wrong problem Running over budget Designing the wrong solution Missing key project risks Using the wrong technology Trying to do too much Working from an inadequate plan Not doing enough testing Missing the right sponsorship Not doing enough training Managing a team that won't gel Relying on vendors who aren't delivering Not involvPacelli, Lonnie is the author of 'Project Management Advisor 18 Major Project Screw Ups, And How To Cut Them Off At The Pass', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131490475 and ISBN 0131490478.