With every change comes risks and rewards; it’s how you plan and deal with the unforeseen ups and downs during your major and planned change that matters to your employees, your plan, and ultimately your business. Are you ready to deal with a crisis if it were to arise?  This next pillar of our project management series deals with just that. 

It’s not uncommon for organizations to encounter unforeseen challenges during large scope projects. Many problems that accompany these projects require a level of detail that organizations cannot manage in-house. In times like these, it can be incredibly helpful to employ Crisis or Rescue Project Management professionals like those at netlogx. Our consultants can help find and fill gaps to keep a project moving forward.

Good crisis project management is always about minimizing losses rather than maximizing gains. If there are gains to be maximized, that will come as the follow-up corrective activity of turnaround project management. There are three basic courses of action in crisis project management:

  • Recovery to get it back on track
  • Salvage whatever is possible after the point of no return is passed
  • Terminate and close the project
Crisis Project Management graphic

While it’s important to know how a project got off track so that we can take action to course-correct, we often see it’s not beneficial to spend time pointing fingers. Here’s what you can expect if your organization employs netlogx crisis project management:

  1. Troubleshooting: Our troubleshooters free your best and brightest people to focus on opportunities instead of problems. When confidence and credibility are strained, this is critical.
  2. Refocus: We’ll help you focus on the economic value of what you’ve got and help you learn to move beyond the crisis.
  3. Rapid Response: You’ll get a quick response and rapid results from netlogx. We’ll take control of the project, address its problems and do what’s needed to make it healthy again.
  4. Preventative Measures: We’ll also put in place preventative measures to keep it healthy—and we pledge to be on-site within 24 hours of an engagement agreement, with an emergency assessment and response plan following within 36 to 72 hours after that.

Understanding how netlogx will ease your crisis management or even help mitigate the fallout from what has already occurred, is an important step to reassuring your employees that your business can withstand more.  Learn how netlogx can help improve your business’s crisis management and project management practices.