Succesful project managers recognize the importance of risk managment to deal with the 'known unknowns' and the 'unknown unknowns' that can impact the success of a project. Sometimes though, the best laid plans go to waste. When they do, the creative (and timely) thinking of the project manager may represent the difference between project failure and salvaging the outcome of the project in a way that may actually exceed its original goals.
In this episode, we will explore the mishaps of the US army transport Liberty ship torpedoed in Bali by the Japanese in WWII and how creative thinking salvaged the original purpose of the ship into something greater. This story also exemplifies the reality of uncertainty and risk when embarking on a project.
1. The opening of the show – “Kickflip”
2. The closing of the show – “Lazy Day”