Great article by PM Hut. An excerpt:
A few years ago, a senior manager called me. “We have a project in trouble. We started off hopeful, but now it looks impossible.” I asked a few questions, and discovered they had never done a project like this before. It was bigger, in a different language, on a new platform, with a shorter schedule. No, they hadn’t arranged for any training (for anyone), but they were hoping they could complete the project. After all the entire fortunes of the company were riding on it.
I recommend reading the full text, which can be found here!