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Delivering Exceptional Project Results by Jamal Moustafaev

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11

How Do You Troubleshoot Scope Problems?

Historical Perspective

General Hadik and the Glove Fiasco

In 1757, during the Seven Years War, an interesting episode took place in Berlin. Austrian general of Hungarian descent András Hadik de Futak (see Illustration 11.1) was in charge of a light cavalry brigade consisting of 4000 to 5000 hussars. On October 17, for some unexplained reason, instead of attacking the forces of Prussian King Frederick, Hadik redirected his troops and attacked the Prussian capital of Berlin. Five hundred soldiers defended the city, of which 200 were raw recruits and several hundred were local city guards. As a result, it was not very surprising that the attack on Berlin was a very short one and resulted in Hadik’s ...

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