What are some Leading Indicators that your Project is in Trouble?

Leading Economic Indicators are indicators which change before the economy as a whole changes. For example, stock market returns are a leading economic indicator. As the stock market declines or improves, similar changes follow suit in the economy.

I believe there are Leading Project Indicators that alert us if a project is soon to be in danger. For example, a lack of a sense of urgency or questions from the Project sponsor could indicate a potential shift in the strategy or direction of the company. The project may not be written off yet, but it may be a sign that the project is in danger. This results in resources being pulled, funding drying up and the project becoming much harder to complete.

What are some Leading Project Indicators that you look for to determine if a project is soon to be in trouble?


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