Today I saw a pipeline with the stages "Inbound Leads" and "Outbound Leads". My first reaction: This is a deal source, not a stage. But then I learned why this company worked like this: They do set a goal for their marketing team to bring in a certain amount of inbound deals. And you just can set goals on new deals in a certain phase and not to new deals with a certain custom field like "deal source".
So this beautiful idea of stages in pipelines is completely abused by finding workarounds just to set very normal Marketing and Sales... (More)