You're hiring... you make a list of mandatory skills and some preferred ones. You interview someone... they don't get ticks in all the mandatory fields... so easy decision. They are mandatory! You have to say no.
Now... some time passes... you are interviewing people, but no-one seems to be passing the bar. Time is running out. You have to staff your project or it won't be viable. What do you do?
What would you do?
My thought for the day..
Staffing a project with the wrong people WILL LEAD TO FAILURE! Usually a slow, expensive failure. Having the project canceled because it wasn't viable is a much better business decision, and in the long run may save the company (and your job).