Sorry, I failed to meet the deadline for a significant milestone!
I failed to deliver the project on time!
I failed to understand customer requirements!
I failed to develop fit of purpose solution!
I failed to choose the right software vendor/product!
I failed to manage change!
Reading the above statements, what do you think?
There is a lot of hype and encouragement that failure is okay. Fail fast and learn from your mistakes. If you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough.
These quotes sound good but have little relevance in the project’s world. They are suited for start-ups.
Let us be clear, failing in the project delivery can ruin careers and relationships. So be careful and do not fail. Failure is overrated!