95 Project Termination Business Cases

The following are some examples of situations where projects have been terminated. Please read through the articles and answer the questions below.

After reading the articles, conduct additional research and then write a paragraph (less than 500 words) incorporating the following:

  1. State the reason(s) of termination.
  2. Were they justifiable reasons?
  3. Was the cause(s) of termination avoidable?
  4. What steps a project manager will take to close the project?
  5. Suggest lesson learned from these cases.


Scrum.org. (n.d.) What is a sprint retrospective?   https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-retrospective.

Stanleigh, M. (2012, November 16) Undertaking a successful project audit. Business Improvement Architects.  https://bia.ca/undertaking-a-successful-project-audit/.

The Economist. (2009, October 13).  Genchi genbutsu.  https://www.economist.com/news/2009/10/13/genchi-genbutsu

Williams, T. C.  (2011).  Rescue the problem project: A complete guide to identifying, preventing, and recovering from project failure.  AMACOM.

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