1 Hal was the wayward computer in Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2 Unless, of course, the project cannot be saved and gets cancelled.
3 The most common argument is that organizations that permit overruns of more than 50%, or the release of products with severe quality problems, have little chance of survival.
4 Without the need to speculate further, we can state that the 45% is a low figure; there are certainly more successful project rescues within the 30% who responded that “some are saved and some are not.” So the overlap may look even better.
1 To be statistically accurate, the results may have also included some projects that were finished early, but we risked the speculation that such cases (if any) would ...