Project Feasibility Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability
This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including how stakeholders interact. It provides a complement to the common techniques used for analyzing technical, financial, and marketing feasibility. The goal is to identify "hidden truths" and eliminate those gray areas that jeopardize the success of a given project. The focus is on uncovering points of vulnerabilities in four key aspects of a project: People, Power, Processes, and Plan.
Introduction and the Notion of Points of Vulnerability. Defining Project Feasibility vs. Vulnerability. Defining Prefeasibility vs. Vulnerability. Cost, Calendar and Challenges (The 4 P’s). Modeling Vulnerability. People and Power. Processes and Plan. Operating Margin and Decision-Making. Measuring Value. General Conclusion.