CHAPTER 9A Bit of a Breakthrough

After a brief but encouraging conversation with Dee before he left for work, Dave was feeling optimistic. But soon after reaching his office, he encountered turbulence. Lisa Virani called to ask him to intervene in a dispute the production department—her group—was having with research and development—Wayne’s group—in the R&D conference room.

Dave entered the room to find a standoff: Wayne and his team, including Steve and Sarah, were sitting on one side of the table; Lisa and her group were sitting on the other. Lisa was directing some pointed questions at Wayne.

“I’m still not understanding, Wayne, why you can’t release the Light Speed program to us. This is our chance to get Primo II off on the right foot. My ...

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