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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 17PROJECT TERMINATION

“If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, 1564–1616

Macbeth, Act I, line 58

17.1 INTRODUCTION

All projects end. Some end either as a casualty because of excessive cost and/or schedule overruns, or failure to accomplish their performance expectations. Also, a project may be terminated if its expected results no longer have a “strategic fit” in the purposes of the enterprise. In addition, a project that completes its life cycle and transfers its results to the operations of the sponsoring enterprise is in a form of termination that project team members hope to have. Whatever the form of “termination,” such termination should come out of a project ...

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