Ah, the past is a wonderful thing. Looking back over the old “Cutler Files” I found a reference to EC calling himself the “Architect” of the Denver Airport. You probably won’t hear that claim this time around, for a simple reason.
Success has a thousand fathers…but failure is an orphan.
This study took a look at the DIA baggage fiasco. among the failures listed were these;
The Denver debacle is a template for failure that many other projects have followed. As with so many other failures, Denver suffered from;1.The underestimation of complexity2.A lack of planning resulting in subsequent changes in strategy3.Excessive schedule pressure4.Lack of due diligence5.Making firm commitments in the face of massive risksand uncertainty6.Poor stakeholder management7.Communications breakdowns8.People working in silos9.Poor design10.Failure to perform risk management11.Failure to understand the implication change requestsmight have
12.Lack of management oversight
Still feel like calling yourself an architect there, Eliot?
BTW, these are SURELY qualities we need in Maine’s next Governor, right?