Traditional iron triangle

How many times have we heard the same old musty argument about the iron triangle ?

Iron triangle

Don’t be deceived by this project management technique.

Here are two arguments(Jim HighSmith and Steve Denning ) against it that I like. My opinion is that they are against using this technique if other more agile values are being ignored.

I am actually collecting evidence to disprove some of these old project management techniques.


Lean product development

Lean Product Development practices

This diagram of the Lean product development practices from “Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum” copied here seems to have great advices. I am reading this book now and I have always liked Craig Larman’s interesting collection of ideas and insight.

I particularly like the authors’ dissection of a Kanban practice( ) in the chapter on Lean Thinking ( Example: “Kanban System” Analysis )

We surely ignore every advice shown here but if I were to pick one that is totally anathema to the offshore industry then it would be the idea of long-lasting engineers.