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The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project Screw-ups, and How to Cut Them off at the Pass by Lonnie Pacelli

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Screw-up#15We Didn't Pull the Plug on the Project When We Should Have

This book has been very focused on bringing in a project to a successful completion. But what about when a project shouldn't be completed? Knowing when it's time to pull the plug on a project is an important skill to build and can further cement your reputation as a project manager who is objective, credible, and rational. I've always had great respect for a project manager who was able to put the customer's interests ahead of his or her own by recommending that a project end because it was not going to meet the customer's need.

What are some key reasons you would stop a project? Here are some that I've seen:

  • The anticipated benefit the project was supposed to deliver wasn't ...

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