Following one of the last books I read (The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit), I found an article that may help you understand better the message in the bottle.
Killing Projects is a Good Thing by Allen Bernard
There many reasons why projects tend to take on a life of their own: cultural issues, political issues, and sunk costs are the main drivers. Even so, it is up to IT to lead the charge when it comes to failing projects that are diverting valuable resources from other, more promising efforts. It is up to IT to inform the business when a project is looking bad and to educate the business as well; laying the groundwork for future decision-making and building trust between IT and the business.
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