What’s the most stressful phase of your project life cycle? Home › Forums › Program and Project Management › What’s the most stressful phase of your project life cycle? This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Bill Brantley 7 years, 9 months ago. Author Posts March 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm #156287 Josh NankivelParticipant For me, it’s integration & testing. So much formality, so many eyes on the systems. Lots of planning for the best and fighting fires when they come up. What’s yours? March 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm #156291 Bill BrantleyParticipant I agree with you and would like to add that a close second would be the first week or month that the client has the new project product. Murphy seems to be working overtime during this period. 🙂 March 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm #156289 Daniel HanttulaParticipant Launch. Most certainly the project launch. I am always waiting to exhale during this time. I feel like every eye is carefully trained on how calm and collected I stay, which is their translation of how smoothly the launch progressed. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.