On a less practical scale, there is the matter of ownership. The group that develops a plan feels ownership towards it. It is their plan. They have a vested interest in its success. A group that did not develop the plan has no such sense of ownership. They have no such interest in the plan's success. Indeed, if there is a rivalry between the two groups, the second group might have a disinterest in the success of the plan, or in an extreme case, a real interest in the failure of the plan. This is the last thing a fledgling program needs!
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