"get into trouble." David was thinking this when his phone rang. It was his boss. He wanted to have a short meeting right now. So David went over to his boss's office. "Hi David," his boss said. "Hello sir," David replied.
His boss said, "Listen, David, you're doing a pretty good job now, after taking those project management training and certification courses from DBT Project Management, and after getting coaching and consulting from them. But I just realized that we might have never needed them to help us handle the big project problems which developed so we needed to turn the project around - if I would have realized before that DBT Project Management offers an effective, simple Project Health Check-up." "Certainly, DBT Project Management and myself would have seen during this interview, I think it usually takes about a half-day to complete and is totally confidential, that your project was in trouble. If we had done such a Project Health Check-up earlier with DBT Project Management, we probably could have saved a lot of money, the project might have been delivered on time, the customer might not have been so upset with us, and maybe even you might not have broken your leg. Sorry David that I didn't think to use such a tool sooner."
David replied, "Don't worry, somehow we got the project back into a healthy state, but if another project starts to look like it's in trouble, let's contact DBT Project Management right away and get their Project Health Check-up done as soon as possible."
"Why Check-up on the Health of Your Project" is like asking you the question, "Why check on the Health of Your Body?" The reason should be obvious. Most people want a healthy body, right? Well, most managers want a healthy project too, right? The only thing is that like a person who starts out with a healthy body, a manager can start out with a healthy project, but things can happen which makes your project unhealthy, makes it in fact sick. (Some managers and project staff also get sick sometimes.) What can cause this? Yes, project problems.
The Project Health Checkup which DBT Project Management offers can uncover areas which, when addressed and handled by you, can improve the "health" and management of your project, as well as your project results and successes. Our Project Health Checkup can lead to corrective actions which, when implemented, can help to reduce serious project problems, and thus can lower the chances of project failure.
During our Project Health Checkup, we will ask you a series of questions (in German or English) and investigate, together with you (preferably only one person at a time in the interview), the condition and results of one of your specific (past or present) projects. We will ask you about the project management processes, tools and policies used to manage this project, as well as about the project sponsor, project manager, project team and perhaps about other stakeholders involved.
To be most beneficial, our interview partner(s) should be willing, able and authorized to talk to us about this specific project in an honest and open manner.
Before we do a Project Health Checkup interview, we often sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement* with clients. The results of our Project Health Checkup interview are confidential and will not be disclosed by us to any other person or organization (third party).
* A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. (Wikipedia, 31 March 2019)
We can conduct our Project Health Checkup interview(s) with a client either in German or in English. The Project Health Checkup interview is normally delivered at the client's location, or at another location conveniently located for both the client and DBT Project Management. The exact content, duration, location, cost, date, time, etc. of our Project Health Checkup interview with our client may be adjusted prior to start of the interview according to the needs and requirements of both parties (the client and DBT Project Management). The client will be sent an offer and a payment slip prior to the Project Health Checkup interview. The offer must be signed and returned to us at least 5 working days prior to the scheduled date of interview and the fee for the Project Health Checkup interview must be paid at least 5 working days prior to the scheduled date of interview, otherwise, the Project Health Checkup interview will be posponed until a later date.
On the next web page, David introduces you to DBT Project Management: About
PMP® exam preparation courses, project management basic courses, coaching, mentoring, consulting and other support in English & German to help clients achieve their project goals.
DBT Project Management
Dr. Bruce Turner, PMP®
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