Missing the Iceberg – avoiding project failure through killing or redefining it in time


Missing the Iceberg – avoiding project failure through killing or redefining it in time webinar

Tuesday 6 September 2022
APM Systems Thinking Specific Interest Group

Presented by panel members:
Hugh Buckley, Cesar Rendora, Tony Thornburn, Simon Tinling, Amanda Whittaker and Andrew Wright

The link to the write up page and resources of this webinar:
https://www.apm.org.uk/news/missing-the-iceberg-avoiding-project-failure-through-killing-or-redefining-it-in-time-webinar/

Content description:
Most project professionals have found themselves on a project where success looks unlikely, yet nobody does anything about it. Why is this? Flagging up that a project is heading for failure is typically a career limiting move – the messenger bringing the bad news get blamed.

This panel delivered webinar on Tuesday 6 September 2022 explored a simple approach to how we, as project professionals, can flag up the need for changes to projects (or even killing them), in a way that avoids being blamed personally.

This approach can be used in any context where stakeholders don’t want to hear changes are vital.


Getting commitment to reshaping or killing a failing project without the messenger being killed.

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