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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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9.5. Delaying a Project

There will come a time in every organization when someone proposes that a project, specifically your project, be cut. Your hands will get sweaty, your gut will develop a sinking feeling, and you won't sleep well at night. Your poor, poor, project! The one you've invested months of your life in, the one you've inspired your project team to work so hard for, and the one you've sold management on how valuable it will be to the company. Sooner or later, one of your projects may face its demise.

There is, however, a tactic that you can try to save your project from being cut from the company's plans altogether: convince the company to delay, not cut. Delaying a project is different from cutting a project. A delay is a nod ...

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