Failure: Why it happens & How to benefit from it

Failure: Why it happens & How to benefit from it

By VM Brasseur (‎vmbrasseur‎) from PDX.pm, dahut.pm
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: fail management project

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Projects fail in droves. Up to 90% of new businesses fail within 10 years. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place.

Just because it happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact, embracing failure can be one of the best things you do for your project. Failure is a vital part of evolution. By learning to love failure we learn how to take the next step forward. Ignoring or punishing failure leads to stagnation and wasted potential.

During this session I'll cover:

* The most common causes for failure
* Suggestions for how to avoid failing
* How to use failure to your advantage

SLIDES AND VIDEO AVAILABLE AT: https://archive.org/details/yapcna2015failure


Attended by: Dave Rolsky (‎autarch‎), Brad Lhotsky, Charles McGarvey (‎CCM‎), Stevan Little (‎stevan‎), Jared Miller, Andrew Hewus Fresh (‎AFresh1‎), Mark Gardner (‎mjgardner‎), Jeremy Holland, Thomas Sibley (‎trs‎), James Morgan (‎Ven'Tatsu‎), Karl Boehnker, Buddy Burden (‎barefootcoder‎), Joe Kline (‎gizmo‎), Dean Hamstead, Yanick Champoux (‎Yanick‎), Brian Wisti, Ben Grimm, Belden Lyman (‎belden‎), Thomas Stanton (‎tstanton‎), Stuart Johnston, Victor Stevko, Peter Sandin, Nicolas Rochelemagne (‎atoomic‎), Cora Davis, Eric Ellis, Chris Hamilton, Abigail, Josh Lavin (‎digory‎), Rish, Grigor Karavardanyan (‎G‎), John D Jones III (‎jnbek‎), Liam McNerney (‎Lthemick‎), Stephen Scaffidi (‎hercynium‎), Mike Greb (‎mikegrb‎), Miller Hall, Julian Brown, Christopher Stith (‎mr_mischief‎), Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Tom Green (‎Tom‎), Neil Mansilla, R Geoffrey Avery (‎rGeoffrey‎),