Saw this in an email today and had to share. All +1s should go to Brooke Hamilton for coming up with this.
That's complete BS, the architect is often the only member of a project anchored in reality. Project fails when too many key stakeholders enter lalaland and mute reality.
That being said, I understand why this diagram is attractive for someone working at Microsoft :-)
@JJ: This is meant to be a joke - go have a drink and calm down.