I saw this come through on a Facebook feed and couldn’t resist sharing. Thanks to the guys at Missing Cloud Limited http://www.missingcloud.com for permission to share it.
If you’re a project manager or director, it’s likely no-one will listen when you explain the dynamics in the picture.
I’ve tried many times but people say while they get it, they’ll be the 1% who isn’t subject to this reality. Even the graphic says ‘usually you can’t have them all’.
I’ve never seen it actually work.
For me, this graphic helps remind me that no matter what compromises I need to make to get the job done, these rules of the game are immutable.