Chris Crosby has a post on the frustration of waiting, fighting City Hall to get permits to build a data center.
The Irish Times covers the specific that Chris mentions of effort by the Ireland Government to improve the process.
The problem with trying to improve the existing process is people spent a lot of effort to make the process the way it is, and it is assuming the process is right and it just needs to be made faster. As many of you know the process has many flaws which cause the delays as departments requirements conflict with each other.
An example of a conflict that illustrates what happens when you let a department make its own optimal decision is from the Polaris missile program development.
The third option is to introduce to system thinking. You may want the permit faster, but if the requirements are still in conflict, you lose in your build. What we need is a better way to build for the overall good of the City and User.