Computerworld had an article on the impact that Sabanes-Oxley compliance is having on IT projects:

"Jim Morse, program office manager at Meijer Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, estimated that Sarbanes-Oxley-related quality-assurance testing and other controls documentation being done for new IT projects will likely lengthen projects for affected companies by 10% to 15%. "

This raises some questions for me -- is this typical for others?  Is this really bad -- to have increased process and quality control and better change control management?  Is this potentially what will improve the overall reliability of our information systems and would we have improved without the "long arm of the law" forcing our hand?  Is there any good regulation that people can site that has really improved your confidence in the quality of goods and services -- like FDA rules?