What if VCs, SAP, Your Marketing Team, etc. Designed the Stop Sign
I took a call last week from a friend of a friend who is trying to fight off a patent troll who happens to have a really obvious patent on a process that never should have been granted patent status. As ridiculous as that patent is, it did cause me to wonder how some teams have ever gotten anything developed or patented with all of the management stupidity, lawyers, etc. getting in the way.
Today, I ran across this video that asks the question "What if Marketing Designed the Stop Sign?". You could substitute Marketing for your VCs, your favorite software vendor or any other team when you watch this but once you do, you'll see how the group dynamic can ruin a perfectly good idea. This makes you seriously question the wisdom of some crowds.
After I saw this, I realized why scope creep sinks so many good software projects/products.