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The Bad Olympics - The Bad PM Olympics Recently I realized...

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The Bad PM Olympics Recently I realized that I have become a little cynical about project management. Maybe I’m just negative, and most projects really are smoothly running systems, with disaster showing its ugly face only very occasionally. Perhaps my attitude is a consequence of my consulting in the area of product development project management . In my own lamentable experiences on one project, so many inconceivable blunders were made that one day we turned to one another and asked “Is this just a string of bad luck, or are we truly incompetent?” We sent a drawing for a sheet metal part to a shop to be prototyped and they’d call to ask “Which Rev. A do you want us to make - we have 2 different ones.” We sent the gold master to our hard disk duplicator to have hundreds of hard disk drives duplicated with the operating system for a critical production run only to find out that old bugs resurfaced because we’d sent an outdated version of the code.
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