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Live Mentorship

Project Failure, Cancellations, And Grief

In this Live Mentorship session, DPM Expert Galen Low puts his heart on his sleeve to talk about the impact that a failed or cancelled project can have on team morale, culture, and mental health.

Points of interest

  • 8:30 – Introducing the theme
  • 9:03 – What does project failure really mean?
  • 12:44 – Storytime! Some of Galen’s failed and cancelled projects
  • 16:35 – What I did when my projects failed
  • 21:10 – How will a failed project impact my career?
  • 25:33 – Has a failed project impacted your mental health? How did you bounce back?
  • 29:41 – How can I keep up team morale in uncertain times?
  • 33:11 – Keeping someone engaged when they have been abruptly scoped out of a project
  • 39:41 – Fielding questions from the audience


Galen Low

Galen is a digital project manager with over 10 years of experience shaping and delivering human-centered digital transformation initiatives in government, healthcare, transit, and retail. He is a digital project management nerd, a cultivator of highly collaborative teams, and an impulsive sharer of knowledge. He's also the co-founder of The Digital Project Manager and host of The DPM Podcast.

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