Project Health Check : 5 serious project warning signs

As experienced change practitioners, I’m sure we’ve all worked on projects that have been difficult.  The unfortunate truth is that some projects gain so much momentum, they become “too big to fail”.  These projects steamroll their way through organisations, and have a tendency to displace anyone that dares to challenge them.

Sometimes when working closely on a project, it is difficult to see the warning signs.  However, it is worth carrying out a project “health check” every now and then, to check for danger signs.  If you see any significant warning signals, then you might need to take some serious (and unpopular) corrective action.  Five such signals are discussed below:

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Protecting and building your business analyst career

I’m pleased to say that my most recent blog article has been published on “”, where I have contributed as a guest author.    I’d love to hear what you think, so please feel free to make a comment on the site, or contact me directly. Here is an excerpt and link:


“As Business Analysts we work in an environment of constant change.  In economic downturns some organizations choose to cut change budgets, and this can affect job security for all change practitioners.  Whilst some would argue that there is little job security in Business Analysis, I believe that there is a huge amount of career security.  You might not stay with the same employer for your whole career –  but would you really want to?

The good news is that even in difficult economic times smart organizations are likely to be continuing with their change projects……”

Read the rest of the article by clicking the link below: