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Project Management Failures: Building a Navy Ship

I must identify 50 project management failures as a practice exercise.
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1. It was far from finished. In fact, the ship floats there still, work continuing day and night.
2. Over budget
3. Behind schedule
4. 95 projects? Warships, helicopters and satellites? Were delayed 21 months on average
5. Cost 26 percent more than initially projected, a bill of $295 billion
6. Thinking these war ships could be built to commercial specs was a dumb move.
7. Ever-changing pentagon design requirements;
8. Unrealistic cost estimates
9. Production schedules abetted by companies eager to win contracts
10. A fondness for commercial technologies
11. Policy of letting contractors take the lead in managing weapons programs
12. Acute shortage of government engineers trained
13. Hobbled from the outset by the navy's zeal to build the ships as fast and inexpensively as possible
14. Driven by competitive pressures? To stay on schedule,
15. Ferry designs proved impractical and ...

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This solution identifies 50 project management failures for the article, "Costly Lesson On How To Now Build a Navy Ship".