Best Practices for Rescuing a Failing Project

Presented by David Wilson, MBA, PMP, SHRM-SCP | Sales and Operations Planning Manager with J.R. Simplot Company


We all know projects can fail in all sorts of ways.. perhaps you are being asked to take on that “soft ball” of a project that has all sorts of hidden issues.. perhaps the project you are in charge of just isn’t going to plan.. or perhaps you are being asked to straight out take over and save a failing project for your company. Come join David Wilson as he shares some of his real life experiences and lessons learned on how to turn that struggling project around.

Key Takeaways

  • Dave will outline the key knowledge areas, skills, and mindsets that he utilizes to get through a variety of difficult project scenarios.
  • Participants will leave with a checklist to help them organize a plan of attack and take these projects on with confidence.

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You can claim 1.0 PDU for the this Lunch and Learn. The topic aligns with any/all of the PMI Talent Triangle® components.

Speaker Bio

David Wilson, MBA, PMP, SHRM-SCP | Sales and Operations Planning Manager with J.R. Simplot Company

Dave Wilson’s great passion for professional development and project management began when he worked as a graduate assistant for the AASCB certified Executive MBA Program at Boise State University. He gained great insights into how to professionally develop working/busy individuals while providing a fun and engaging experience doing it. During his employment with Micron Technology, he earned his PMP certification, and with that new knowledge, he was able to help stand up a PMO for Micron’s HR department. After enjoying success with the HR PMO, Dave was asked to help stand up another PMO team in the Operations department, where he also managed large manufacturing projects and programs globally.  Recently, Dave took a management position with the J.R. Simplot Company, where he oversees sales and operations planning projects and programs, and continues to be a strong advocate for professional development and collaboration in the project management community.