Chapter Meeting - The Challenge of Project Recovery 

Event Detail 


| Casual Networking | 1.5 PDU Technical | Registration: $30 member
 | $40 non-member |

Recovering Troubled Projects 

In the world of project management is there a more difficult and challenging situation than a project gone wrong? In the PMI report entitled, "The High Cost of Low Performance", PMI reported that "organizations lose an average of US$109 million for every US$1 billion spent on projects! Even more striking, "...nearly one half of strategic initiatives (44 percent) are reported as unsuccessful.". Why do these things happen? What can we do to try to recover some of this loss and learn from these failures?

In this session, Evans Travis, Sr. Program Manager at SAS Institute and an experienced project recovery specialist will talk about a business process he has developed over a period of decades that he uses to manage and recover these complex and stressful situations. His process has been documented for use at SAS internally and he developed a one day workshop based on the process he teaches at SAS. Using an interactive presentation style, Evans will take us through the nature of project failure, the environment that leads to failure, and how his unique business process works. He will discuss the essential steps that must be taken to recover a project and what kind of mind-set and demeanor you need to do recovery work successfully.

This is an interactive discussion, so come with any questions you have and our presenter will provide answers.

Evans Travis has more than 30 years of domestic and international project management and consulting experience. He has worked as a senior consultant, project manager, program manager and project turnaround specialist for SAS Institute, Computer Sciences, Epsilon, and Getronics as well as doing independent consulting work in project management. His experience spans a wide range of industries including Hospitality, Telecom, Financial Services, Utilities, Healthcare, Government, and Insurance. In addition to his project and program management skills he has experience developing and presenting training programs, programming, and group facilitation.

Evans was a board member of the Project Management Institute’s Mass Bay Chapter for many years, and is a Past President of the chapter. As part of his chapter work, he revitalized the chapter roundtable program and been a speaker on project management topics at chapter roundtables, local corporations, PM Summit/BA World, PMO Summit, PD Day North, Suffolk University, Bentley, and the University of Massachusetts.

Mr. Travis is a Certified ScrumMaster and holds project management certification from Boston University and Project Management Institute. He has a degree in Psychology and an MBA from Suffolk University, Sawyer School.

Category: Project Management
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Date & Time 



5:30 PM



8:00 PM


Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham
550 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451

Additional Information 


  • 5:30-6:30 Registration and networking
  • 6:30-8:00 Chapter meeting & presentation/workshop
  • Bring your business cards & stay for the raffle

1.5 PDUs (Technical)

Light dinner and refreshments will be provided