If Scott ever decides to end this strip, I hope that the PHB and all the evil characters get the come-uppances they so richly deserve. I was devastated that Schulz died without letting Charlie Brown kick the football.
I once heard a similar case on a construction work.
Bids earned points on time estimate and budget. In order to work with a larger budget, schedule was suicidal. My friend followed the specifications and failed with the shedule. The other work did, but, for example, painted over the plaster when it was not totally dry (so paint peeled afterwards).
My friend was criticized, but he said that the other work had problems. The manager (an engineer himself) answered curtly: "He met the schedule".