There are two power triangles at play here. The first: people – process – technology,
defines the dependencies that underpin the project. The second: scope – time – cost,
is a relationship triangle that cannot be broken. If you are running out of time, you can
either reduce the scope or spend more money. Running out of money means you
reduce the scope and this impacts the timeframe. Increasing the scope in any way will
ALWAYS result in overspend and delay. The secret is to limit the initial scope to
something manageable, control the delivery to meet this initial scope and then launch
additional projects to drive the product deeper and more broadly into the organization.