Just about every seasoned project manager has experienced at least one failure in his or her career. I am always skeptical of the experienced PM who says "I've never failed". They're either lying or don't have experience. Some of my best (and most painful) growth as a professional occurred because of a failed project. Project managers can redeem themselves and maintain credibility by doing the following:
3. Show that you learned your lesson - Don't make the same mistake twice; execs will be much less sympathetic with a project manager who hasn't learned his or her lesson the first time around.
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