How to Avoid Project Failure of Titanic Proportions

Discussion created by John_George Employee on Mar 21, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 21, 2014 by Chris_Hackett

I recently learned an interesting fact about the sinking of the Titanic that isn’t widely known: The catastrophe had its genesis with the requirements and the resulting design. An absolute requirement was that the Titanic be unsinkable, but there was also the desire to build a ship of unprecedented luxury for first-class passengers, and that included a grandiose ballroom. The problem was that the water-tight bulkheads required for the ship’s integrity interfered with the ballroom, so someone made the decision to forego some of the ship’s integrity in favor of ultimate luxury.

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