No, not 42. That would be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.
Worthwhile projects involves risks, they should. Risk-free projects are doubtful; you can question their value proposition. There must be a reason why they weren’t done long ago. Risks can materialize into problems. And some problems do have the potential (yes they do!) to let the project fail big time.
That raises the following question: when do you want to know your project is heading for trouble?
The only correct answer to the question is: as soon as possible. Duh! So why do so many projects fail at the end? #designyourproject2succeed, #feedbackloop