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To gain the maximum value from your work on internal projects it is vital to impose clear constraints.

Because you already do have constraints. It's just a question of whether you accept them and make them clear, or not.

And constraints are a good thing.

It's off topic for this course, but the book The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt provides a fantastic primer on why controlling the flow through a process is the key to actually getting more done, at a higher quality.

For now, just trust me on this. If you design your Agency Evolution process to start fewer things than you usually do, you'll end up finishing more, and more valuable, things than you did before.

I tend to set the following constraints (missions being the name I use for internal projects — more on that elsewhere in this playbook section):