Not all projects are created equal. There will be some that will make your career, and others you’d rather just bury deep in the bowels of your organization’s data servers, never to be seen or heard from again.
We’ve all heard the saying “don’t throw good money after bad.” But how can you tell if your project is going wrong and when you should cut your losses and move on? Look for these five signs:
If your project is in fact doomed, honestly is the best policy. Bring it to the attention of the higher-ups before someone else does, and in talking with them, spin the failed project as an opportunity for the organization to try a fresher and better aligned approach. Or, focus on the positive results the project achieved and communicate why the effort was worth it.