We have all heard of the Big Bang Theory. It is one idea of how the universe was created. Certainly not the only one, but a prevailing trend in modern astrophysics. It is one of the least successful ways a project can achieve success. The “Big Bang Project” is more likely to create a big “Black Swan”. If you are a business leader, project manager or stakeholder, you know that Black Swans leave “black eyes” for you and the business. If you are looking at a Business Intelligence, Analytics or Enterprise Performance Management project then you may want to read this.