April 16 – LeSS Talks: Discovery of System Relationships with Causal Loop Diagrams

Weinberg-Brooks’ Law

“More software projects have gone awry from management’s taking action based on incorrect system models than for all other causes combined.”  

(Source: https://less.works/less/principles/systems_thinking.html)

Today’s session was about Causal Loop Diagrams (CLD).  You may read more about CLDs here.  We discovered why the behavior of a large development group (a system) not understood or guided skillfully.   We used principles of complex positive (+) and negative (-) feedback loops and nonlinear behavior to understand relationships in large systems.  We talked about Quick Fixes, Constraints, Opposite and Delayed Effects.

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