The Iron Triangle

The immutable law of Project Management.
Just like the law of gravity, you can attempt to break it at your peril. ๐Ÿค•

What happens when you try to bend this Law?
When you try to add scope without adding resources or costs and expect deadlines to be adhered to?
When you cut cost without corresponding reduction in scope and expect things to be fine?

Unless you have the Reality Infinity Stone๐Ÿ’Ž, it will all end quite painfully.

I talk about this in last week’s newsletter, and if you think you might enjoy same kind of stuff along some hand drawn doodlings to illustrate the concepts in my head, sign up below ๐Ÿ‘‡.

I also discuss this in my Consulting Delivery masterclasses, next one starting 4th May. No-charge to out-of-work #Salesforce peeps. DM for details.

In this week’s newsletter (going out sometime today), I’ll cover the Emotional Cycle of Change (ECOC), which looks like a roller coaster where the PMs is in charge of how ‘exciting’ the ride can be.

Other unbreakable ‘laws’ I’ve found:
– Late bedtime will guarantee higher incidents of squabbles the next day.
– Any fizzy drink will send Ninja #2 into frenzy mode.
– Trying to play Minecraft or any game-of-the-month with ninjas will get me labelled a NOOB.

What are some unbreakable ‘laws’ that you know?


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