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Date/Time Organisation & Location Description
04/10/2016 -

19:00 - 21:00
North West

Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Malt Building, Wilderspool Business Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington, WA4 6HL
INCOSE NWG - Wicked problems, complex decisions, and Babel Fish

Over the last century our society has developed a range of methods to tackle and resolve complicated challenges and decisions, especially across the various domains of Engineering. However these ’traditional’ approaches can break down when faced with complex situations, where feedback and interaction is significant (often because people are in the loop).

The good news is that there are also methods, tried and tested but less well established, to tackle this real world of complex, messy, human situations.

This talk will cover:

  • A brief outline of Systems Thinking with an introduction to SCiO, a group of systems thinking practitioners
  • Wicked problems, and how to recognise them
  • Decision Conferencing – the use of software models as a basis for sense-making with multiple stakeholders including the Synplex process for tackling wicked problems (with an example) and multi-criteria modelling for collaborative decision-making (with an example)

Presented by Peter Miles - Consultant at Catalyze


Refreshments provided.


Title Author Doc Type Doc Date File Type View
Wicked problems, complex decisions, and Babel Fish  Local Group  Flyer  08/09/2016  pdf   Open 
Warrington Office Location  Local Group  Flyer  08/09/2016  pdf   Open