Just a glimpse why government sucks from the soon to be former CIO of Utah.
Here’s the deal: to achieve results, you’ve got to do something. If you do something, you’ll make mistakes. Mistakes are, by definition, a process violation. So the only way to reverence process at all costs is to do nothing or, at the very least, proceed with the utmost caution. You’ve probably wondered why government service is so slow. This is the reason why: people are being very careful. They have to be, because any misstep can be deadly.
Windley’s Enterprise Computing Weblog
Similarly I have heard the same thing from those in large corporations, becoming if not already governments unto themselves.