You wake one day with 10 projects to complete, and 10 people to do the work.
Baking continuous improvement into the Definition of Done.
Vicious cycles and defect infections.
Complex problems and the cost of perfection.
In software development, testing is often considered synonymous with quality but by this point we may already be way off track.
Change requires inspiration and inspiration is fed by exposure.
If we're the seller we can skew the deal our way a little (or a lot), taking more than we deserve or sneaking certain details under the rug.
The perception of progress is not progress.
Building teams of dreamers, doers and incrementalists.
Fighting the passage of time.