Chapter 10: DELAY
A Practitioner’s Guide to the Project Lifecycle
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Delay is a frequent challenge in the successful delivery of IT projects. It is also a consistent source of disputes. Chapter 10 examines whether delay alone gives rise to a right to terminate a project contract. In this context it outlines the importance of time being ‘of the essence’ and the role of a ‘reasonable’ time for performance after a deadline has passed. Finally, it considers the position of a customer which has prevented its supplier from performing on time.

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