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