Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity

1st Edition

Joseph Eli Kasser

CRC Press
Published September 13, 2018
Reference - 526 Pages - 129 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138606760 - CAT# K388654

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Summary

Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity provides more than 100 tools based on systems thinking and beyond. Each tool is described, and when necessary, examples are provided of how each of them can be used. Some of the simplest tools can be combined into more complex tools. The tools may be things such as lists, causal loops, and templates, as well as processes and methodologies.

Key Features

  • Provides an explanation of the two views of systems thinking; systemic and systematic thinking, and then shows how to perform each of them in a complimentary manner
  • Presents a set of thinking tools that can be used to apply systems thinking to solving problems in project management, engineering, systems engineering, new product development, and business
  • Describes the tools from simple such as lists, and goes on to more complex such as Categorized Requirements in Process (CRIP) charts, and then onto the processes
  • Introduces new tools that have been tested with positive feedback
  • Discusses a set of communication tools that can improve project reviews and communicating innovative ideas

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