As a result of poor communication and a small glitch in the software incurred a cost of $6billion to the company and delayed the delivery of the first A380 by two years to its customer Singapore Airlines, until October 2007. The essential element of the project’s outcome is decision making.In the end, Airbus not only failed in managing the project but also failed to meet the expectations of the customers. This is due to the flawed cultural practices that lack in single vision and a shared set of values across all project sectors. Scanlan (2007) identified the major causes of project failure in engineering projects as poor initial planning, lack of understanding of dependencies, lack of clear objectives and deliverables, inadequate resource allocation, poor change management, poor understanding of priorities, lack of “buy-in” from stakeholders and poor risk analysis.
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