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."
CURT FINCH has more than two decades of software development and distributed workforce management experience. In 1997, Curt created the world's first internet-based timesheet application and the foundation for the current Journyx product offering. Curt has a B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. His book, All Your Money, is available on Amazon. @curtfinch