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Boeing failed with the 738 MAX because management wanted to save some money. It cost them way more than they saved. They ignored the engineers.

I was just on a DAL A DO-178C project. An enormous effort went into the process. Everybody on the team were highly skilled and experienced. The company put in sufficient resources.

Thing is, if someone is not up to the required level on a project, it becomes extremely obvious very quickly. If someone is an intern, or a new hire, that is fine because the team recognizes the situation and handles it accordingly. We all started somewhere. But I have been on a couple of teams where it was was painfully obvious someone who was supposed to be at a particular level, but they were not. It then becomes a management problem.