In a couple of places, Andrew Koenig has mentioned something he calls The Fundamental Theorem of Software Engineering:
All problems can be solved by introducing an extra level of indirection.
As I work with teams, I notice that I spend a good amount of time making sure people are talking directly to the people they need to talk to.
It makes me wonder.. Could there be a Fundamental Theorem of Project Management?
If there is, it might be:
All problems can be solved by removing a level of indirection.