Someone has to make the decisions
It's weasel wording and angers me. The real meaning of the statement is almost always
that someone is me, and we both know I'm not particularly well qualified.
Another ancient Trolltech principle was the person who did the work had final authority over how it was done. Not exactly a result of planning — I think that principle came to be when the passion for quality clashed with the workload. A serendipitous compromise.