I'm not sure if this fits into the "Its funny because we're all happy it isn't us (this time)" category, or the "Its funny because we all know its true" category (either way, I give it a ++). I suppose we've all been in that position at one time or another. Personally, I think it's just a symptom of pointy-haired boss syndrome.
You started out your article by saying:
What follows is yet another lesson learned about projects in the corporate world, be they programming, or therwise.
I know I've already drawn my own conclusions, but I'm just curious what the actual "Lessons learned" were from your perspective?