A fellow contractor, who had been functioning as effectively architect and back-end lead for a company that had also hired me for a while, said this one day in our back-channel.
Long story short, the business folks had an interesting problem, a potentially profitable business, and were doing pretty much everything they could think of to steal defeat from the jaws of victory.
It struck a chord with me, and perhaps it will with you: how many projects have we all worked on that could’ve been awesome, but then sucked?
Too many, in my experience. Too many.