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Create the Rescue Schedule

"Rebuild the project plan given the definition and boundaries of the new phases or segments (for example, x1, x2, and x3, which were described previously). This document is going to be needed to convince everyone involved in the project to buy into the new direction of the initiative. The plan must have the following attributes:
  • Detailed  You should break tasks down to a maximum duration of half a day
  • Clear  This should be easy to read and understand. You are going to use this document as a tool of conversation with project team members, the business community, and key stakeholders. It is not going into a drawer after being written.
  • Trackable  This will need to be updated frequently, sometimes several times a day, to follow the project.
  • Modifiable  The plan will need to be modified and adjusted to reach the target as new information is learned."

The above is an excerpt from a book written by Sanjiv Purba and Joseph Zucchero, published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2100 Powell Street, 10th Floor, Emeryville, California 94608 U.S.A. Sanjiv has over 20 years of experience managing large projects and many years engaged in rescuing ailing projects.