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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#18We Had No Fallback Position in Case the Product Failed

One winter my family was visiting my wife's parents in a small town in Arizona. My father-in-law took me out to an open airfield where a group of men were flying radio-controlled (RC) airplanes. I was amazed at the beauty and deftness at which these men were able to takeoff, fly, land, and avoid crashing into other planes. One of the pilots asked me if I was interested in taking a hand at the radio controls. He then handed me a radio control that was tethered to a master controller that he operated. With his master control, he was able to give me control and take it away in case I got into trouble. I humored him and let him have the master controls thinking that once we got off ...

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