Mastering Complexity
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Mastering Complexity
Systemsthinking in a complex world for better understanding
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Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important for program development, implementation and evaluation

Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important for program development, implementation and evaluation | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Understanding the difference between complex and complicated systems is becoming important for many aspects of management and policy. With complicated problems or issues one can define the problem ...

Via Philippe Vallat
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It is indeed needed to know and acknowledge the difference , because many mistakes are made to use tools like Lean 6sigma,balancedscorecard, for complex problems , while they should use for complicated.

The big difference is order and unorder, predictibility and risk.

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Many Simple Models over One Complicated Model

Many Simple Models over One Complicated Model | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
I see it again and again. When they have invested time and energy in a model (tool, framework, method), people have a tendency to make their models more and more complicated. “Let’s add another dimension.” “Let’s deepen the domains.” “Let’s...

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Panarchy: Analyzing Complexity In Projects

Panarchy: Analyzing Complexity In Projects | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Reality is difficult to analyze. Project Managers still have to eliminate root-causes to major problems though. How to analyze today’s complexity? I found something worthwhile exploring: Panarchy. Its origin is in ecosystem management, where it is used for assessment on how ecosystems, social systems and economic systems are interacting. How complex do you want to go?


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AkoZ's curator insight, December 29, 2012 1:42 PM

yep .. but pricy . not free...
in the next open-system this is quite strange...

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Managing complexity: a practical example

In Switzerland, there are more than 4'000 contaminated sites needing remediation in the next decades. Some of the remediation projects are especially large – over 100 Millions € - and highly complex. On behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the authors developed a guideline (in press) to support the authorities which are challenged by such complex projects.
After having identified the success factors and key challenges of three sites being currently remediated, a project typology, based on four dimensions (technical, legal, socio-relational and management), has been developed. Further, a complexity grid, inspired by the project complexity model of Kathleen Hass, has been developed, allowing a qualitative identification of the main sources of complexity. Finally, success factors, recommendations and tools for key elements like goal-setting, decision-making and steering, stakeholder-management, project-organisation, participation and communication, planning, uncertainty and risk-management, culture and leadership, are suggested.


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enrique rubio royo's comment, November 6, 2012 8:50 AM
Thank you Philippe
Philippe Vallat's comment, November 6, 2012 4:39 PM
Thanks for rescooping!
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Using Cynefin to make sense of projects

Using Cynefin to make sense of projects | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Since a couple of years we have been using Cynefin to help our customers to make sense of the different domains of projects they are executing. The motivation for doing so, is that we strongly be...

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