You are in a team working on a long running and high-profile job that has not been going well.
The team has been asked to report on next steps to the board. The project lead wants to bring in consultants to evaluate, but this project is effectively already redundant, and the consultancy costs will come at a significant additional price to the stakeholders.
Bringing in consultants will not bring an immediate end to the project, in fact, it will draw out what has already been a lengthy project, and your sense is that it is not an attempt to save the project, but rather an attempt to transfer responsibility and avoid reputational damage to the person responsible and by extension the business.
What do you do?
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