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English: Logo of the White Star Line Français ...

English: Logo of the White Star Line Français : Logo de la White Star RMS TitanicLine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I found this through the IT Metric & Productivity Institute (www.itmpi.org) and thought I’d share.  This mini documentary (Titanic Project Management Blunders) covers the story of the White Star project for the three Olympic-class luxury mega ships (Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic).  It examines all the phases of the project (initiation, planning, design, construction, testing, implementation & operations) using the modern lens of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK).  In particular, the 10-month period from Olympic’s maiden voyage through to her collision with HMS Hawke and the substantial impact on the project completing Titanic.  White Star deemed Olympic’s nine month track record adequate for launching an almost identical sister ship straight into service without adequate sea trials.