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.
- 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
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Scenarios. 3. Charts. 4. Critical Thinking. 5. Decisions and Decision-Making. 6. Frameworks. 7. Graphics. 8. Idea Generation Tools. 9. Management Tools. 10. Miscellaneous Tools. 11. Multiple Views. 12. Process Tools. 13. Risk Management. 14. Systems Engineering Tools. 15. Tables and Matrices. 16. Templates.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General