Listen up, Barry boy. Stop making these useless comments and spamming the rest of our inboxes. If you didn't subscribe to comments when you made your last comment, just face the fact that you're not subscribed.
Wally's comment at the end has become the new unofficial workplace slogan at my place of employment. Thats why I love DIlbert so much. Scott Adams hits the nail on the head so often I almost think he has worked there.
The organizations constantly competed to produce new products, even if an organization was not tasked to do it. They knew full well that it was wrong and burned extra budget, but it was something to tout when looking for a promotion.
It was normal for the organization that was tasked with the job to succeed. It was due to it having the correct engineering skills. Once it was determined, the competing organizations would pull the plug on Friday and wait for the VP to come up with his new idea for world domination on Monday. Frequently the organization that had the coolest name or acronym would get the budget, even if they were not the best to handle the project.