Project management pop quiz: After 4 weeks of digging, shoring, and steel, after 2 inspections, all your hard work has culminated into this one event -- the concrete pour. Heavy rains are on the forecast for tomorrow. You have a crew of 6 ready to move the hoses, 5 truck loads of concrete ordered, a special inspector waiting to check the strength of the concrete, and one day to get it done. The first truck finally rolls up, the pump fires on, the crew jumps into action connecting the hoses, and concrete starts glugging into the forms. Yes! You go get the tag from the driver and see that the truck is carrying 2500psi concrete and the engineer has called for 3000psi. What do you do?
Answer: You send it back.
Sometimes doing the right thing will make you extraordinarily unpopular.