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Columbia Lunch Meeting - “Lessons Learned from Historical Project Fails”


 PMI Baltimore Site - Columbia Lunch Meeting

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Business and Strategic Project Management


“Lessons Learned from Historical Project Fails”


Synopsis: When major historical project failures occur, it is easy to assign the event to an “act of god” or to a single-point of failure.  However, many of these events occur through a complex combination of events based upon project decisions made sometimes years earlier.  This presentation will look at three historical project failures:  The Challenger Shuttle disaster, the British Comet Jet crashes and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge destruction.  For example, did you know that engineers prior to the Challenger launch stated that a disaster would be imminent if launched?   By examining how project management decisions played a part in these three historical events, we can understand some blind spots which lead to project failures.  As it is said, “History doesn’t necessary repeat itself, but many times it rhymes.”




Jeff Benzion


Jeff Benzion is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with extensive experience and successes in projectmanagement, software/hardware alpha and beta testing, deployment strategies, training development and release support.  He has over thirty years’ experience with United Parcel Service; including operations, Industrial Engineering and Human Resources.  In addition, he is a business owner in the wholesale distribution sector.  In his free time he enjoys racing motorcycles



Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046


11:30 AM - Check-in, networking, and lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Presentation

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the Talent Triangle - Business and Strategic Project Management

Event Properties

Event Date 10-22-2018 11:30 am
Event End Date 10-22-2018 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-04-2018 3:30 am
Cut off date 10-22-2018 1:30 pm
Individual Price Non Member Price
Location (Click link for address) Columbia Site - Howard County Business Training Center

Group Rate

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