Let’s face it, in a perfect world every project would be "on time, under budget, and without problems."  In this same environment, my favorite football team would always be in the Super Bowl; but that’s just not going to happen.

In reality, most projects are deemed “too important” to fail; and yet, problems can – and do – surface.  For example: it is not uncommon for projects, regardless of their size, to have speed bumps, obstacles, or risks that can create problems. These challenges can impact any project manager’s ability to oversee the success of the project or even set the project on a path of a potential failure.

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