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    Project Manager & Delaying Bad News

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    How does a project leader decide when to delay reporting bad news to stakeholders or senior sponsors? What factors would influence this decision? What are the benefits and drawbacks of withholding bad news?

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    A project leader might delay in reporting bad news if he thought he could turn around the problem swiftly, or if he was quickly coming up with alternative solutions to the issue. In both cases it would be important to act quickly, so as not to anger the stakeholders further. The factors that would influence his decision is the severity of the problem, the likelihood for an alternative solution, the impact on the total ...

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    This solution discusses the problem of delaying bad news to stakeholders and senior sponsors, when it is a good idea, when it is a bad idea, and the factors that influence the decision.

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