The 7 Principles of Failure for Project Managers

We are often caught off-guard by failure. We treat it as an unexpected outcome of our projects without realizing that we have often laid out the foundations for eventual failure well in advance. And yet, an enormous amount of literature celebrates failure as the most important stepping stone towards success, in business as well as generally in life. Sweden even created a museum to celebrate how Vasa, the most powerful warship in the Baltic, foundered in Stockholm harbour before the eyes of a large audience, scant minutes after setting sail for the first time.