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// Tell me about your most spectacular failure. What happened? What did you learn?
When I first began to manage a team, I was given a timesensitive project with a very tight deadline. I believed that we would need seven days to complete the project.
But I failed to consider that some of our work depended on another department, which had to deliver critical information to us. I did not pay close attention to the work of other departments, I assumed they will deliver the information as planned. they did not.
As a result, our work was delayed for a few days. We had to work late at night, sometimes until two o'clock in the morning to complete the project on time. I learned from this experience the importance of time management and communication.
Ever since that time, I have been conservative in my time projections, and I take into account major circumstance in which our work could be set back.
If I am relying on work from an external group, I am certain to keep up with that group's work progress.
As a result of my early failure, therefore, I learned to be excellent at time management and communication.