This always brings a smile to my face:
Your idea has sparked into a full-fledged project. Woo Hoo!
Other organizations want their issues addressed by your project. There’s countless meetings. Well, it started out as a simple idea. Bummer.
Bad scheduling, lack of resources, and incomplete follow-through occurs, and massive resources have been sunk into your project. Panic sets in.
- SEARCH FOR THE GUILTY
Someone has to pay the price; usually the Project Manager.
- PUNISHMENT OF THE INNOCENT
This happens when the guilty parties have too much status in the organization. Simple physics apply: Crap rolls downhill.
- PRAISE & HONORS FOR THE NON-PARTICIPANTS
If the project has any success, the sponsor gets the credit. That’s usually the accountant or boss whose only effort was signing off on your project.