How to rescue a troubled project

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Event begins at

Tuesday, 21st of March, 2017, 18:30

Planned duration

2.5 hours


PwC Zurich, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zurich.


How to rescue a troubled project

Change is omnipresent, and both private businesses and public organisations have to transform successfully to survive in a highly dynamic and competitive environment. The problem is that 75% of transformation projects fail to meet the intended objectives in terms of benefits achieved, timing, or both.

What are the reasons for this alarming figure? Could these projects (or at least some of them) have been rescued from failure?

This interactive presentation draws on experience gained from more than 40 projects to give you insights into how to identify the symptoms and main root causes of failure within complex projects. You will find out how to identify the early warning signs and recurring risk areas in complex projects, and pinpoint when to take action based on an in-depth analysis of the main root causes. We will also be explaining how to define the right remediation actions and implement and monitor them properly to get your project back on track. 


About the Speakers                      

Marc Lahmann

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Marc Lahmann is the director of the Transformation Assurance division at PwC Switzerland. He has more than 15 years experience in advising multinational firms in IT and on business transformation challenges and troubled projects in Switzerland, Europe, the US and APAC; his main focus is on the financial services industry. Marc has a master's in business administration and infromation management. Marc has also worked as a senior project manager and black belt in the financial services industry.


Manuel Probst


Manuel Probst is a senior manager at PwC Switzerland with extensive experience in assessing large-scale multinational IT and business transformation programmes and managing assurance and advisory projects in complex environments for global and domestic financial services institutions. Before joining PwC in 2009, Manuel worked in the PMO of a major insurance company and as a business consultant for a global ERP vendor. He has a master’s in business information systems and is a certified PMP.



18:00 Registration

18.30 Presentation

19:30 Q&A

20:00 Networking Apéro. 

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Professional Development Units  - 2   (1 PDU Leadership + 0.5 PDU Technical + 0.5 PDU Strategic)

Event Fee :

For General Public General Admission

  •  CHF 50.00  -  Cash at the door.

For Members of PMI Switzerland Chapter

  • CHF 30.00   -  Cash at the door or PMI Switzerland Chapter Voucher (one Voucher per event)

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Event Sponsor:  PwC


Event Organizer:  Prasanth K.Nair