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Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking

Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture

  • Author: Jamshid Gharajedaghi
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780123859167
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 376
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Systems Thinking, Third Edition combines systems theory and interactive design to provide an operational methodology for defining problems and designing solutions in an environment increasingly characterized by chaos and complexity. This new edition has been updated to include all new chapters on self-organizing systems as well as holistic, operational, and design thinking. The book covers recent crises in financial systems and job markets, the housing bubble, and environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking. A companion website is available at interactdesign.com. This volume is ideal for senior executives as well as for chief information/operating officers and other executives charged with systems management and process improvement. It may also be a helpful resource for IT/MBA students and academics. Four NEW chapters on self-organizing systems, holistic thinking, operational thinking, and design thinking Covers the recent crises in financial systems and job markets globally, the housing bubble, and the environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking Companion website to accompany the book is available at interactdesign.com

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking

Managing Chaos and Complexity : a Platform for Designing Business Architecture

  • Author: Jamshid Gharajedaghi
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0750679735
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 333
  • View: 5755
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In a global market economy, a viable business cannot be locked into a single form or function anymore. Rather, success is contingent upon a self-renewing capacity to spontaneously create structures, functions, and processes responsive to a fluctuating business landscape. Now in its third edition, Systems Thinking synthesizes systems theory and interactive design, providing an operational methodology for defining problems and designing solutions in an environment increasingly characterized by chaos and complexity. The current edition has been updated to include all new chapters on self-organizing systems, Holistic, Operational, and Design thinking. Gharajedaghi covers recent crises in financial systems and job markets, the housing bubble, and environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking. A companion website to accompany the book is available at www.interactdesign.com. Four NEW chapters on self-organizing systems, holistic thinking, operational thinking, and design thinking Covers the recent crises in financial systems and job markets globally, the housing bubble, and the environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking Companion website to accompany the book is available at interactdesign.com

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking

Managing Chaos and Complexity : a Platform for Designing Business Architecture

  • Author: Jamshid Gharajedaghi
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780750671637
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 302
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In a nutshell, this book is about systems. This book is written for those thinkers and practitioners who have come to realize that while the whole is becoming more and more interdependent parts display choice and behave independently, and that paradoxes are the most potent challenge of emergent realities. With a practical orientation and yet a profound theoretical depth, the book offers an operational handle on the whole by introducing an elaborate scheme called iterative design. The iterative design explicitly recognizes that choice is at the heart of human development. Development is the capacity to choose; design is a vehicle for enhancement of choice and holistic thinking. 'Designers', in this book, seek to choose rather than predict the future. They try to understand rational, emotional, and cultural dimensions of choice and to produce a design that satisfies a multitude of functions. They learn how to use what they already know and also about how to learn what they need to know. The imperative of interdependency, the necessity of reducing endless complexities, and the need to produce manageable simplicities require a different mode of thinking, a holistic frame of reference that would allow us to focus on the relevant issues and avoid the endless search for more details while drowning in proliferating information. While organizations as a whole are becoming more and more interdependent the parts display choice and behave independently. This is the dilemma this book tries to resolve. It is a unique, cutting edge work, with a practical orientation and yet a profound theoretical depth, which goes far beyond what is currently available. Leading edge systems thinking and practice that goes far beyond what is currently available It deals with the whole, both conceptually and practically, written in a reader-friendly style Five real cases cited to demonstrate practical application of theories discussed

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking

Coping with 21st Century Problems

  • Author: John Boardman,Brian Sauser
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420054927
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 240
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By examining the links and interactions between elements of a system, systems thinking is becoming increasingly relevant when dealing with global challenges, from terrorism to energy to healthcare. Addressing these seemingly intractable systems problems in our society, Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems focuses on the inherent opportunities and difficulties of a systems approach. Taking an engineering systems view toward systems thinking, the authors place a high value on the thinking process and the things applied to this process. In the hopes of initiating critical thinking and encouraging a systems response to problems, the book provides pragmatic mechanisms to understand and address co-evolving systems problems and solutions. It uses several contemporary and complex societal issues, such as the Iraq war, the Google phenomenon, and the C2 Constellation, to illustrate the concepts, methods, and tools of a system as well as the meaning of togetherness in a system. The text also interweaves the meanings of complexity, paradox, and system to promote the improvement of difficult situations. Featuring a holistic, nonlinear way of looking at systems, this book helps readers better organize and structure their thinking of systems in order to solve complex, real-world problems.

Managing Chaos

Managing Chaos

Digital Governance by Design

  • Author: Lisa Welchman
  • Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
  • ISBN: 1933820829
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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Few organizations realize a return on their digital investment. They’re distracted by political infighting and technology-first solutions. To reach the next level, organizations must realign their assets—people, content, and technology—by practicing the discipline of digital governance. Managing Chaos inspires new and necessary conversations about digital governance and its transformative power to support creativity, real collaboration, digital quality, and online growth.

Systemic Thinking

Systemic Thinking

Building Maps for Worlds of Systems

  • Author: John Boardman,Brian Sauser
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118720970
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 262
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"Systemic thinking" is the process of understanding how systems influence one another within a world of systems and has been defined as an approach to problem solving by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event. This book provides a complete overview of systemic thinking, exploring a framework and graphical technique for understanding and identifying new ways to more efficiently solve problems and create solutions. Demystifying the conjunction of systems concepts and systemic diagramming techniques, this comprehensive pocket guide introduces and explains the basis of systemigrams, how to create a systemigram and a SystemiShow, illuminates multiple complex problems, and provides an overview of what purpose they serve for today's industry professionals. Systemic Thinking: Building Maps for Worlds of Systems: Includes illustrative systemigrams and case studies Includes the SystemiTool software, developed by the authors Provides an overview of systemic thinking, particularly with regard to systemigrams Incorporates graphical representations of systemigrams Instructs how and when to implement a systemigram when a problem arises An invaluable book for industry professionals—specifically, technical leaders in industry and business trying to confront complex problems—Systemic Thinking is also ideal for postgraduate students in engineering and business management.

An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

Third Edition

  • Author: Scott A. Bernard
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781477258019
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 340
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An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture is the culmination of several decades of experience that I have gained through work initially as an information technology manager and then as a consultant to executives in the public and private sectors. I wrote this book for three major reasons: (1) to help move business and technology planning from a systems and process-level view to a more strategy-driven enterprise-level view, (2) to promote and explain the emerging profession of EA, and (3) to provide the first textbook on the subject of EA, which is suitable for graduate and undergraduate levels of study. To date, other books on EA have been practitioner books not specifically oriented toward a student who may be learning the subject with little to no previous exposure. Therefore, this book contains references to related academic research and industry best practices, as well as my own observations about potential future practices and the direction of this emerging profession.

ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

  • Author: Vivek Thakur
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1847195512
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 260
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Build robust, scalable ASP.NET applications quickly and easily.

Web Content Management

Web Content Management

Systems, Features, and Best Practices

  • Author: Deane Barker
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1491908084
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 378
  • View: 6264
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Looking to select a web content management system (CMS), but confused about the promises, terminology, and buzzwords? Do you want to understand content management without having to dive into the underlying programming? This book provides a clear, unbiased overview of the entire CMS ecosystem—from platforms to implementations—in a language- and platform-agnostic manner for project managers, executives, and new developers alike. Author Deane Barker, a CMS consultant with almost two decades of experience, helps you explore many different systems, technologies, and platforms. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to make decisions about features, architectures, and implementation methods to ensure that your project solves the right problems. Learn what content is, how to compare different systems, and what the roles of a CMS team are Understand how a modern CMS models and aggregates content, coordinates workflow, and manages assets Explore the scope and structure of a CMS implementation project Learn the process and best practices for successfully running your CMS implementation Examine the practice of migrating web content, and learn how to work with an external CMS integrator

Handbook of Research on Complex Dynamic Process Management: Techniques for Adaptability in Turbulent Environments

Handbook of Research on Complex Dynamic Process Management: Techniques for Adaptability in Turbulent Environments

Techniques for Adaptability in Turbulent Environments

  • Author: Wang, Minhong
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 160566670X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 692
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Investigates the nature and history of dynamic processes essential to understanding the need for flexibility and adaptability as well as the requirements to improve solutions.

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking

Creative Holism for Managers

  • Author: Michael C. Jackson
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781548587925
  • Category:
  • Page: 32
  • View: 5837
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This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Thinking in Systems

Thinking in Systems

A Primer

  • Author: Donella Meadows
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603581486
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7672
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In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises

Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises

  • Author: Roger Sessions
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 0735646058
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6421
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Dismantle the overwhelming complexity in your IT projects with strategies and real-world examples from a leading expert on enterprise architecture. This guide describes best practices for creating an efficient IT organization that consistently delivers on time, on budget, and in line with business needs. IT systems have become too complex—and too expensive. Complexity can create delays, cost overruns, and outcomes that do not meet business requirements. The resulting losses can impact your entire company. This guide demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, complex problems demand simple solutions. The author believes that 50 percent of the complexity of a typical IT project can and should be eliminated—and he shows you how to do it. You’ll learn a model for understanding complexity, the three tenets of complexity control, and how to apply specific techniques such as checking architectures for validity. Find out how the author’s methodology could have saved a real-world IT project that went off track, and ways to implement his solutions in a variety of situations.

Business Dynamics (With Cd)

Business Dynamics (With Cd)

  • Author: Sterman
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780071068123
  • Category:
  • Page: 982
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Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet

Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet

  • Author: Ockie Bosch,Robert Y. Cavana
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • ISBN: 3038427896
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet" that was published in Systems

Embracing Complexity in Design

Embracing Complexity in Design

  • Author: Katerina Alexiou,Jeffrey Johnson,Theodore Zamenopoulos
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135228779
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 232
  • View: 9317
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Outlining state-of-the-art developments in the area of complexity and design, this book collates them into a unique and authoritative resource for both the design and complex systems communities. The book is based on research which focuses on a variety of different themes and domains, including architecture, engineering, environmental design, art, fashion and management. A ground-breaking publication marking a new era of appreciation of the import of complexity on design, this book is essential reading for those studying complexity or design.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

  • Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821389076
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 264
  • View: 9319
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management

The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management

  • Author: Jon William Toigo
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780130130556
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 322
  • View: 8296
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1305E-9 "This is a great book at the right time . . . I found the book to be exactly what I was looking for and very well written." --Dr. David Spuler, Director of Advanced Research, BMC Software and Author, Enterprise Application Management with PATROL (1999) What Every Enterprise Needs to Know to Solve Its Data Deluge! Depending on the analyst one follows, corporate IT departments will spend between 75 and 90 cents of every dollar over the next five years on data storage products. The reason is simple: Companies are generating data at a phenomenal rate and increasing their requirements for data storage by 100 percent or more per year. In The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management, Jon William Toigo documents current trends in storage technology and shows IT executives exactly how to plan a comprehensive strategy for maximizing the availability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of enterprise storage. Discover how to: Map your storage strategy to long-term business goals and application data movement requirements Apply architectural, scalability, and investment protection criteria to every storage purchase Customize storage to key enterprise applications, including data warehousing, ERP, OLTP, and e-commerce Master the new skills needed to manage next-generation storage This vendor-neutral guide offers new insight into every next-generation storage technology: network attached storage (NAS), RAID array configurations, storage appliances, near on-line storage, Storage Area Networks (SANs), optical systems, and much more. If you're responsible for enterprise storage, planning, architecture, and/or distributed systems, you'll find this book absolutely indispensable. The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management is complemented by a new website, http: //www.stormgt.org, which provides useful, up-to-the-minute information on the fast-changing world of storage and storage management technology. See the Introduction for more details.

Model-Driven Domain Analysis and Software Development: Architectures and Functions

Model-Driven Domain Analysis and Software Development: Architectures and Functions

Architectures and Functions

  • Author: Osis, Janis
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 161692876X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 518
  • View: 4352
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"This book displays how to effectively map and respond to the real-world challenges and purposes which software must solve, covering domains such as mechatronic, embedded and high risk systems, where failure could cost human lives"--Provided by publisher.

Understanding Organizational Culture

Understanding Organizational Culture

  • Author: Mats Alvesson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446271811
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
  • View: 9314
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'With his usual engaging and inimitable style, Mats Alvesson takes the reader on a riveting journey through the diverse ways in which culture itself can be understood and how these powerfully inform organizational life.' - Blake E. Ashforth, Arizona State University 'Understanding Organizational Culture comunicates complex ideas in a manner that will illuminate for those who are less familiar with the concepts discussed, as well as providing a depth and critique of interest to those familiar with the topics.' - Claire Valentin, The University of Edinburgh Unlike prescriptive books about organizations, Understanding Organizational Culture challenges and provokes the reader to think critically. It provides an insight into organizational culture, aided by numerous empirical illustrations from ethnographic studies that develop and illustrate how cultural thinking can be used in managerial and non-managerial organizational theory and practice. Mats Alvesson answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives and exands on substantive issues, before discussing key issues of research and developing his framework. Further more, the advances in the field of organizational culture are synthesized for the reader by drawing upon the range of relevant literature within organization studies. Understanding Organizational Culture provides great breadth within a textbook approach - covering a wide spectrum of management and organization while at the same time developing a new theoretical approach to organizational culture. The new edition contains improved pedagogy and expanded coverage of topics such as identity and organizational change. It is essential reading for students taking undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Theory on Management and Organization Studies programmes, including MBA.