Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What If?

Maginot line 1.jpg

One of the items to watch for in any analysis of options is whether the possibility of failure has been adequately addressed.

You may be surprised by how often it is shunted aside as highly unlikely or as no big deal if it does occur.

It is more impressive when someone describes their fall-back plan and especially when they already have built-in ways to mitigate the adverse impact if things don't go as planned.

I recall a meeting where the response to the "What if?" question was a smug "Don't worry. It won't."

That was far from reassuring.

[Photo from the Wikipedia entry on the Maginot Line.]

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