ERROR: Failed to parse POMs (How to Fix)

recently had this problem while working on the Jenkins build release,

ERROR: Failed to parse POMs Can't read POM: /opt/gamma/.jenkins/jobs/indra-parent/workspace/pom.xml
	at jenkins.plugins.maveninfo.extractor.MavenInfoExtractor.extract(
	at jenkins.plugins.maveninfo.extractor.MavenInfoEnvironment.tearDown(
	at hudson.maven.MavenModuleSetBuild$MavenModuleSetBuildExecution.doRun(
	at hudson.model.AbstractBuild$
	at hudson.model.Run.execute(
	at hudson.model.ResourceController.execute(

maven has actually been built and turned out to be a pom.xml header

The error was caused by a corrupt XML header which contained merge conflicts.

head is normal after modification for the following

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""

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