Upgrades, consolidations, and enhancements usually start with the current system or systems. A company may have several platforms, more than a few servers, and even some ghosts and zombies — all without a concise view of what is being used and what’s not.
Business users ask for new features and projects are scheduled. It may be that another group is already using something similar but that information was not communicated to the requesting group.
Sometimes, it’s important to have another set of eyes looking at the landscape. Sometimes, there are just not enough hours in the day.
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible,
but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another.
– Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)