I had a manager once who said to the effect that IT was like walking a tightrope. If the developers get too much power and influence they will start building space stations when renovating a Volkswagen Golf will do. But if the project managers get too much power and influence then innovation stops and there is an obsession with the ‘on time’ and ‘on budget’ points of the triangle at the expense of the third one, ‘quality’ (or what I prefer to interpret as ‘doing the right thing’).

I draw no conclusions from this, but it gives food for thought.

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