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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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6. General Process: Canceling Projects

WHAT:Terminating a troubled project before its scheduled completion.
WHEN:Project execution and control.
RESULTS:Minimized time, effort, and money expended on doomed projects, and improved long-term team motivation.

Not every project, no matter how worthy or promising, will end well. When it becomes apparent that a project will not ultimately succeed, canceling it early, in a positive way, has many benefits.

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