Principles Trump Diagrams

The Four ICSM Principles

1. Stakeholder value-based guidance.

2. Incremental commitment and accountability.

3. Concurrent multi-discipline engineering

4. Evidence and risk-based decisions.

Risk Meta-Principle of Balance: Balancing the risk of doing too little and the risk of doing too much will generally find a middle course sweet spot that is about the best you can do.

Theory W (Win-Win) Success Theorem: A system will succeed if and only if it makes winners of its success-critical stakeholders.

System Success Realization Theorem: Making winners of your success-critical stakeholders requires:

1. Identifying all of the success-critical stakeholders.

2. Understanding how each stakeholder wants to win.

3. Having the success-critical ...

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