Already at the very beginning of this podcast, in episode 5 I have talked about projects in problems. In this former episode I have talked about the warning signs if your project runs into trouble.
Everybody of us has some kind of understanding the term “Death March”. It’s from the military indicating a task you have a good chance to not stay alive. And the same could be, if you take projects in civil life in which the project members are working 13-14 hours each day, 6-7 days per week, for months. There is a good chance to lose people. But there’s also a good chance to fail the project itself.
I wanted to explain how exactly a “Death March” project looks like. How you can identify it. And what general decision you have to make if you face a Death March project.
Due to the bare amount of information I have to split this topic into two episodes. In the second one you will finally get a general guidance how to tackle “Death March” projects.
Stay tuned and be inspired.
Essential Answers Provided In This Episode For:
- How can we define “Death March” project?
- What are the four major constraints identifying a “Death March” project?
- Why do “Death March” projects happen?
- Why do people participate in such projects?
- What is the key point you need to understand?
- What are the benefits and disadvantages when leaving?
- What are the pros and cons when staying?
- And much much more.
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