Using developer pride as a measure of quality.
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.
In software development, testing is often considered synonymous with quality but by this point we may already be way off track.
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.
Fighting the passage of time.
A team’s performance is not a function of the intelligence or individual strengths of its members, but the way that a team interacts.
Making a habit of assessing and improving the way we get things done.
Short-sighted solutions create long-term problems.