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The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project Screw-ups, and How to Cut Them off at the Pass by Lonnie Pacelli

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Screw-up#11We Didn't Understand and Report Progress Against the Plan

Pilots have always amazed me. There's the sheer knowledge that a pilot needs to have just to know what all those little buttons, lights, and toggle switches do. There are the pre-flight planning and checklists they go through to make sure they travel safely. There's the tight communication they need to have with air and ground traffic control to make sure they don't crash into another plane. The thing that amazes me most, though, is their ability to keep things under control when unexpected things happen such as turbulence or a mechanical failure. One flight I was on a number of years ago hit some terrible wind shear. I was sitting in the last row and had just been served a ...

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