Systems Thinking in Practice


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I recently finished reading Donella H. Meadows’ Thinking in Systems. [1] I really enjoyed this book. While I thought that I approached my work as an engineer holistically, Meadows’ introduction to systems thinking filled in many gaps. via Pocket
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7 days ago by jeremyday
recently finished reading Donella H. Meadows’ Thinking in Systems. [1]

I really enjoyed this book. While I thought that I approached my work as an engineer holistically, Meadows’ introduction to systems thinking filled in many gaps.

After an examination of what systems are (at the basic level: stocks, flows, and feedback loops), how they operate, and how small systems can be comprised into larger systems, she enumerates a set of leverage points that can be used to increase desirable behavior and decrease undesirable outcomes within systems.

Meadows is very candid in stating that the presented list is neither authoritative nor comprehensive. Nonetheless, she makes a strong case for them (and their order of impact). Whenever I learn something new, I find I can internalize the content better if I can find a way to apply it in some tangible fashion.

So it is that I found myself reflecting on Meadow’s leverage points and trying to find corollaries within my areas of expertise. What follows is Meadows’ list of leverage points outfitted with those my ideas of where or how they can be applied to software development and web operations
8 days ago by chrp
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8 days ago by rukku