Win the Battle Before It Begins: How to Maximize the First 21 Days of Any Project

The ink isn’t even dry on your Project Charter—but what if the seeds of project destruction have already been sown? The odds are not in our favor. PMI® reports that nearly 15% of projects are deemed failures, while nearly a third don’t achieve their original business objectives.* Under the sheer weight of project initiation and planning activities, it’s all too easy to get distracted from the key objectives that can help you win the battle before it begins. After years of helping companies “unstick” troubled projects, Sara Gallagher knows that the first 21 days are critical. Learn how you can leverage them to beat the odds!

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why the first 21 days are critical to a project’s long-term resilience
  • The most common mistakes that project managers make in the first 21 days and, more importantly, how to correct for them
  • The critical objectives that must be achieved early related to project framing, planning, and infrastructure—and how to achieve them


*PMI® 2017 Pulse of the Profession