Small internal IT department that assists all of a company's departments.
Each department has projects that each are 'priority 1' - the departments and executive team are unwilling to strictly prioritize projects.
Because of this, the argument was made that IT should not focus on one project, since multiple projects must be highest priority and therefore must be done simultaneously.
This strikes me as flawed reasoning, but I was unable to articulate exactly how/why.
Am I wrong - is it actually a bad idea for IT to work as a team instead of multiple individual developers on multiple projects?
Or is it still better for IT to work as a team and swarm one project at a time? If so - why?