My office (2004)
When I founded a Center of Excellence at my former employer in 1999, I also created a Vision for the COE. In that 2-pager, I said ...
1. We changed the user interface practice from user-centric to business process centric (read about this new approach here)
2. Then I broadened out that approach to the overall software development process itself (read a partial description of my current, advanced version here)
3. Finally, I spun off a business process consulting COE because we pioneered a new way to unify business process and IT.
Perhaps the single most important take-away from this experience: start with a Vision.
Have you created a Vision for a group that you started or took charge of? Have aspects of your vision been realized? If so, how?