Over the years, the Information Systems discipline has produced advice on how to discover projects and research topics that are worth pursuing. However, little attention has been given to sharing anecdotes and developing heuristics of when to terminate research projects. This article captures the comments of successful IS researchers about when they have pulled the plug on research projects and some of the heuristics they look for when making that decision.
Meservy, T. O., & Niederman, F. (2011). Pulling the Plug: When to Call It a Day on Research Projects. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 29, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.02924