Cancelling a project (without cancelling your career)

This paper was originally delivered at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans in October 2013.
This article discusses how to identify a project which should be cancelled, distinguish it from a project that is merely troubled and then if need be, actively cancel a project in a way that is empowering to the project team, the organization, the stakeholders and even the project manager.

Article: Panning for gold by data-mining your project tracking data

This paper was originally presented at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans, LA in October 2013.
Applying statistical data mining techniques to project data is relatively uncommon and surprisingly so given the remarkable value that such techniques can reveal. This paper discusses how to apply data mining techniques for project data in the easiest of grouping and graphical representations of data.

I’ll be speaking at the PMI Global Congress. Will you be there?

Are you going to the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans this month?  I will be presenting two papers there. First, on Monday, October 28 at 10:45AM I will be presenting “Cancel a Project Without Cancelling your Career”.  Then on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30AM I’ll present “Panning for Gold by Data-mining your Project Tracking […]

We’re redesigning

Chris Vandersluis 60x80The EPM Guidance Site has been delivering project management content for some time now but a fresh coat of paint and some refurbishment is long overdue. Please bear with me as I get the site redesigned more around a blogging theme. It should make it easier to navigate, easier to find the content that is of use to you and easier to share information that is of use to you when you come across it.


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Article – Cancel your projects without cancelling your career on TechNet

Microsoft has published another article of mine on TechNet. This article is called “Cancelling your project without cancelling your career and will be of interest to both project managers and timesheet administrators as well, of course, to those managing stage gating processes, project management offices and project portfolios