These images capture events that are more familiar than we'd like to admit. Energetic young teams chasing the shiny ball managed by Operations that are overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with the dynamics of high tech development.
Here is a list of the top 10 common signs a project may be in trouble:
No WBS in place
Customer Requirements not processed for Compliance & Verification
Team jumping into design without technical Flow down and partitioning
Interface Control Docs/Dwgs (ICDs) not defined
Team designing without clear goal
Task(s) alignment to requirements are unknown
Customer has not signed off on C&V plan
Starting to build without design reviews and released engineering documents
Spec will fall out of the design
Don't know my distilled cost budget and/or current actual costs.