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  • SubGenre:Project Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9781483550947

Severity Omega - the It Project Crisis Management Handbook

A Toolbox for Handling Crises in It Projects

by Christian Schade

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A toolbox for the new or moderately experienced IT project manager facing a serious, ongoing project disaster – or just a major crisis. It teaches you how to recognize a disaster in the making and offers good advice and tools that can be part of a potential solution. It also contains a lightweight adaptable methodical approach to solving an IT project crisis – the Severity Omega approach.


Most IT projects meet some kind of crisis during their existence, and way too many of them end in disaster. Severity Omega is a short but highly focused book that helps the project manager with a set of strategic, organizational, technical and process focused tools based on the authors experience as a seasoned IT project manager, who has seen his part of disasters. It helps you define what actually constitutes a disaster and gets you started with project communication, stakeholder management and running a team in the eye of the storm. Learn how to:

  • Find the weak foundations of a project in order to rebuild them
  • Recognize the signs of impending IT project disasters
  • Identify patterns in your organization that frequently leads to project crisis
  • Establish a mandate as the manager responsible for fixing the crisis
  • Ensure timely and targeted project communication
  • Wind down and return from emergency powers to normality
  • Choose and adapt project management methods
  • Use digital cloud-based process tools to support project crisis management
About the author

Christian Schade has many years of experience as an IT project manager both in the private and public sectors. Moving from traditional journalism into becoming an Internet pioneer, he has managed small and large projects in many different organizational settings.

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