Iron Triangles and Vicious Circles

Why does it seem like our organisations are setting us up to fail? And how can we help them stop?

The iron triangle

The vicious circle

A Vicious Circle. If we’ve worked together, you might think this is about the product or project we were on. In fact the prompt for this was a cumulative effect, not any one particular experience. What can I say? Some people are driven to drink; I’m driven to diagramming.

What can we do about it?

Risk trade-offs

Product manager from a background in EUC, ITSM, Agile, DevOps. Talks a lot. Sometimes on stage. Views expressed are my own.

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