A vision statement is meant to be forward looking, strategic and a source of inspiration and motivation for a team.
“Be the hardware M&O that runs the worlds datacenters and products.”
A mission statement is meant to concentrate on the present and define a process and an expected level of performance of a team.
“Produce and document a software architecture that provides world-class hardware M&O services that are lightweight and modular.”
1) Day 0/1/2 vs. Tiering ("what does it mean to "support" a hardware platform?)
2) RackHD repo organization (more hierarchical with separation of prime time code, WIP code and PoC / Art of the Possible code.