Of projects, Jack Bergman said, “There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over”. For many companies this is the norm and the “Just do it” mentality prevails.

Time spent assessing the viability of a project is an investment but convincing management who are being pressed for results can be a problem.

Prince2 projects go through the Starting up a Project process before they begin. This is pre-project work and the objective is to provide the project board with sufficient information to decide if the project is worthwhile and viable.

Catch the turkeys before they start to run!