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I have come across so many projects where that question cannot easily be answered.
Now I have to say it happens less so in the private sector, as often profit is the key driver. Our surplus in socialhousing is what we should be focussed on, to deliver improvements and new housing.
A lot of projects get started for a whole raft of reasons. May be we have a charismatic CEO who drives forward a number of well meaning changes. Possibly legislation in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales wrong foots us.
However, whatever is the cause, some times I find myself asking, “What’s this for”?
How much can go wrong? Well quite a lot really.
Key stakeholders can ‘Leave the building’, maybe the requirement just has changed or gone away. A good example being ‘Pay To Stay’. The latter, a big issue that melted away.
We need to be on the ball about if our projects are still relevant and also what they are for and set up to achieve. One with unsure or unknown outcomes is a liability. Always Question what your projects are for. If the reason for them has changed or there was no concrete reason to initiate them, maybe the time has come to stop, reconsider.
Don’t waste time on broken projects is my measured advice..
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