If the project you were busy working on has actually simply been shelved then you might be feeling puzzled, disappointed and even angry. Often, it does not seem logical and even reasonable. It’s likely that your project has actually suffered the consequences of one of these 3 factors:
The excess of boom-times triggers magnate, in economic downturn, to shelve tasks that were once considered tactical. Why? Normally the result of the task is considered to include little to the core company of your organization – strengthening the core of an organisation emerges as the main focus as recession takes hold. These ad-hoc projects probably still appear like they develop competitive advantage or interrupt your market, but in an economic crisis it’s doing the basics extremely well that counts. Take a look at your project and think about if its unbiased addresses concerns at the core of the organization – operations. There is an uncomfortable fact about these jobs – they were started by managers who were blind to the possibility that an economic decline was ahead (or hoped that it wasn’t), and after that inept management didn’t make sure that the cost-benefit held up even during a decline.
A job will also be delayed if their result includes expense to operations. A task does not end when the Project Supervisor closes the gantt chart. The goals of the project (assuming they were fulfilled) lead to an impact that lives on in business. These might be the need for additional facilities, additional people, more capital (cash), and so on. So even if a task focuses on the core business and is deliverable by budget friendly methods it does not suggest that it has a viable future. Political shift is a significant reason for projects being consigned to the dustbin. Economic downturn develops turmoil in a company, particularly when funding for projects is completed for and they affect the funding of operations. When the men at the top begin to shift around, so does the context of the company and the decision-making. Task cancellation, in these situations, looks completely illogical and folly, and guess what – you’re right. However this happens. A classic example of this is the dismantling of the British airplane market because the 70s where job after job was cancelled due to political shift in the Royal Air Force and the UK federal government. Each task in isolation assured to deliver more capable aircraft and would have kept the UK at the forefront of military airplane technology.