Let’s be honest. Projects do not become distressed overnight.  They go from “green” to “yellow” to “red” and along the way, there are plenty of warning signs that failure may be imminent or that immediate changes may be necessary.  Ignoring warning signs will undoubtedly result in serious trouble for your project.

The earlier the warning signs are discovered, the more opportunities exist for recovery.  Waiting too long to recognize warning signs, when the project is already way off track, makes the recovery process much more difficult.

Here are some typical early warning signs which should NOT be ignored: