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New England Complex Systems Institute

New England Complex Systems Institute
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SEBoK The Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) was created by the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE) project. BKCASE is overseen by a , consisting of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), and the IEEE Computer Society. The SEBoK provides a compendium of the of organized and explained to assist a wide variety of users. It is a living product, accepting community input continuously, with regular refreshes and updates. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the full life cycle of successful , and systems. It including problem discovery and formulation, solution definition and realization, and operational use, sustainment, and disposal. Welcome to SEBoK v. 1.9 On behalf of the the BKCASE Governing Board and sponsors, welcome to SEBoK v. 1.9. About the SEBoK Figure 1 Scope of SEBoK Parts and related knowledge (SEBoK Original).

Wicked problem "Wicked problem" is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. The term "wicked" is used to denote resistance to resolution, rather than evil.[1] Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of a wicked problem may reveal or create other problems. C. Characteristics[edit] Rittel and Webber's 1973 formulation of wicked problems in social policy planning specified ten characteristics:[2][3] Conklin later generalized the concept of problem wickedness to areas other than planning and policy. The defining characteristics are:[4] Examples[edit] Classic examples of wicked problems include economic, environmental, and political issues. Background[edit] Thus wicked problems are also characterised by the following: Strategies to tackle wicked problems[edit] Authoritative Competitive Collaborative Russell L.

Exploring The Adjacent Possible | OnTheSpiral Aeronautics and Astronautics Wicked Problems If you work in an organisation that deals with social, commercial or financial planning - or any type of public policy planning - then you've got wicked problems. You may not call them by this name, but you know what they are. They are those complex, ever changing societal and organisational planning problems that you haven't been able to treat with much success, because they won't keep still. They're messy, devious, and they fight back when you try to deal with them. This paper describes the notion of wicked problems (WPs) as put forward by Rittel & Webber in their landmark article "Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning" (1973). It presents the ten criteria they use to characterise WPS, and describes how General Morphological Analysis (GMA) can be used to model and analyse such problem complexes. Keywords: Wicked problems, general morphological analysis, policy analysis, Horst Rittel Introduction At first glance, it is not self-evident what is actually meant by this term. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Yaneer Bar-Yam New England Complex Systems Institute 238 Main Street Suite 319, Cambridge, MA 02142 Phone: 617-547-4100 Fax: 617-661-7711 Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam is Founding President of the New England Complex Systems Institute. His research focuses on developing complex systems concepts and applying them to diverse areas of scientific inquiry and to major social problems. He has developed quantitative models for a wide variety of complex system behaviors including network dynamics, market instability and the current financial crisis, negotiation, economic development, pandemics and invasive species, ethnic violence, global food crises, and biological cell function and regulation. He has applied both quantitative models and fundamental principles to the prevention of ethnic violence, opportunities in global development, healthcare system transformation, education system reform, complex systems engineering, and military operations in asymmetric warfare. Overview Economics Ethnic Violence

Software Cost Estimation Metrics Manual v. 0.75 Reflexive Pedagogy Over the past few months, we at ProfHacker have written articles about class/course assessment and how important it is to get students’ input in class evaluations. Certainly, course evaluations contain important information for the instructor and the university, but they rarely measure what the students actually learned in that course. We can use traditional methods of evaluation to gauge what students have learned, and that helps us (giving tests, assigning grades). But do these traditional methods of assessment and evaluation of student work help students recognize what they have learned? Self-reflexivity can help students and educators identify the “what” and the “why” of student learning. Reflexivity is not to be confused with reflection. Reflexivity, on the other hand, is to engage in the moment, to understand the thoughts and feelings of an experience while experiencing that experience. This dual understanding becomes key if we want students to retain what they have learned.

Reflexivepractice | Exploring insights from the complexity sciences System Test SECOE maintains and updates a list of desired research topics that are of interest to systems engineering. The list is reviewed and prioritized by the SECOE leadership. Topics may be suggested for addition or deletion by contacting There are six major areas of desired research: Follow this link for examples of possible research topics Priority Research Topics SECOE believes these specific topics to be of highest priority. Statistical research to quantify the use and effects of systems engineering How to compress the systems engineering process, with sensitivity analysis (cost, schedule, quality) to define what is lost by compression Cost estimation methods for systems engineering Relative cost of requirements changes - can expand to similar topics such as relative cost of tests, relative costs of analysis, etc. 1.0 Value of Systems Engineering Background Systems engineering is often thought to be expensive. 2.0 SE Processes and Process Improvement 3.0 SE Methods