When Should You Terminate Your Own Program? Bad Business: The JASORS Debacle

Report Number: NPS-PM-06-002

Series: Program Management

Category: Program Termination

Report Series: Working Paper

Authors: John T. Dillard

Title: When Should You Terminate Your Own Program? Bad Business: The JASORS Debacle

Published: 2005-11-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2006/NPS-PM-06-002.pdf

Keywords: Project Management, Leadership

Abstract:

The Project Manager (PM) is typically the advocate for his program. He is the champion for his team of government and industry players, the spokesman to higher headquarters for progress in achieving the various parameters of cost, schedule and performance, and the steward of taxpayer funds -- on a constant quest for best value. He must keep the leadership