Decide to Commit, Kill, or Transform the Project

Once you’ve decided you should do this project, you have a limited number of decisions to make. You can commit to a project, kill a project, or transform a project to increase its chances of success.

Making a commit/kill/transform decision requires data about project progress, project value, and obstacles. If your projects are all using a serial life cycle, the data doesn’t exist. In a serial life cycle, you have no data about whether this project is valuable until very near the end of the project—after you’ve spent virtually all the money and assigned people to this project, excluding other potential projects.

Schedule games occur often in serial life cycles. Schedule games can occur in other ...

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