Killing the zombie projects

When undertaking an Agile Transformation, we end up assessing our portfolio, trying to ensure that we invest in the most promising value propositions.

However, the problem arises not with deciding what new ideas to chase down, but more with the discovery that work is going on which is never going to add value to the business or your customer. These projects are funded and staffed, but no release or realization of value is in sight.

These projects are often called Zombie Projects.

They can be hard to kill, as they were once approved, there has been time and effort spent on them, there may be some emotional attachment to them which may cause heated debate keeping them alive once more.

Simply stated if there is no longer value in these projects, the tough decision has to happen, it’s time to pull the plug on the Zombie Project.

What Zombie Projects are hiding in your portfolio?

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