Sitting on another call with a few dozen people talking about an application being developed by one full-time person. It’s one of the few things which actually brings in revenue for the group. Some of the highest priority work. It crosses the boundaries of business units and is a big bet. Seems like we should be collaborating to get out the working software using a group of talented engineers. Instead, managers of every stripe are in meetings-go-round discussing dates and pushing in more scope. The build/fix cycle lengthens and we go through levels of complete, not unlike the circles of hell.