I cannot count the number of times where I have been in a meeting, or a stand up, and someone has rattled off something technical to the group that I have subsequently had to Google (or beg assistance from a friendly technical person). I do not have a computer degree (in fact I have a… Read More The danger of assuming that everyone knows…
Believe it or not I started writing this brief retrospective about… four months ago. Shame on me! As a fyi, I received my final mark for this Systems Thinking module – a Merit. And I am pretty happy with that. Here is the retrospective though. Better late than never (kind of.) What worked well for… Read More A delayed retrospective on TU811
Writing two blogs (this one and one internal work blog) and maintaining my Masters studies is a bit of a stretch currently – so apologies for any regular readers. While I finish off my current TMA and eye up my next, here is a copy of a blog I did recently for work – it… Read More Churn and the evolution of test environments
My second @OpenUniversity assessment was handed in this week; looking at Viable Systems Model (VSM) by Stafford Beer and Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA) by Ackermann and Eden. I will do some 101 posts on these in due time to match Systems Dynamics 1 and Systems Dynamics 2. I found this TMA significantly harder… Read More Procrastination and being aware of it
There has always been something I find both fascinating and yet slightly ‘off-putting’ about UK politics. Since reaching voting age I have always taken it to be part of my civic duty to vote, but over the years I have grown steadily more disillusioned. It has just become so unbelievably nasty. Brexit is a prime… Read More There Can Be Only One… Point of View?
Today is a bit of a landmark for me. It is the cut-off date for my first Post Graduate assignment. It’s all submitted now. The eggs have hatched… the birds have flown. As regular readers of my blog will know, I am currently in the early stages of taking an MSc Systems Thinking in Practice… Read More Observations on a Systems Thinking eTMA
in Looping the Loops I introduced the idea of reinforcing and balancing loops, and some basic Systems principles, Now I feel I should try and put what I have learned into practice: FYI: I used InsightMaker to create these diagrams after drafting them out (and moving things around a lot!) on a whiteboard! I haven’t… Read More Systems Dynamics: Joining the dots