Michael Krigsman, the blogger over at IT Project Failures, recently wrote a guest post at TechRepublic on how project failure is often seen as taboo. He writes, "The taboo of failure causes many organizations to treat failure as a happenstance event rather than a planned, sequential choreography. Unfortunately, fear of failure results in unnecessary waste as organizations spend time and resources on unsuccessful attempts to avoid dealing head-on with problems."
Paul Glen, a writer and consultant, believes that first time project managers actually need failure, otherwise they "may never learn to be effective project managers." He writes, "Nothing succeeds like success, except in project management where nothing succeeds like failure."