Facing Failures: Alleged or Actual

by Neal FitzSimons,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management Lessons from Engineering Failures


Every practitioner, in a large or small office, faces the possibility of an accusation of causing, directly or indirectly, a failure. The resulting embarrassment, frustration, regret, and hostility can be professionally and personally crippling. This paper gives some personal ideas on coping with this problem.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Project management | Forensic engineering | Engineering profession | Liability

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