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. We flew to Asia to find out why we could never get the same color of paint twice on our
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course PROJECT MA mgmt1140 taught by Professor Dibel during the Spring '09 term at Conestoga.

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