For any project to be justifiable, the benefits need to outweigh all the ‘bad stuff’ that come with doing a project – costs, time, resources and risks. You can’t do a project without any those things. There’s no such thing as an instantaneous project that came for free, didn’t consume or use resources and didn’t introduce any risks.
Since you know they are part and parcel of doing a project, the only way to know if a project is justified is to weigh them all up against the benefits of doing the project. If the benefits are worth more, then do the project. If the balance goes the other way, don’t. Simple. [Read more…]