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Surprising insights from Systems thinking

Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things, regarded as systems, influence one another within a whole. In nature, systems thinking examples include ecosystems in which various elements such as air, water, movement, plants, and animals work together to survive or perish. In software development, Systems Thinking explains how organizations work to create software and especially, how they fail.

On this meetup, Niklas Björnerstedt and Jon Jagger explains how Systems Thinking can help you understand and improve your processes and they add their newest thoughts on Systems Thinking: If you ask 100 people what systems thinking is you´ll probably get 100 different answers. However, a reasonably common thread amongst all 100, we feel, is its counter-intuitiveness. A lot of ideas about Systems Thinking are just not obvious. At least, it wasn't to us. (But perhaps we are just very slow on the uptake.)

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  • Jon J.

    I've also put the slide-deck up on my blog, together with a hyperlinked list of all the books mentioned.

    May 16, 2013

  • Geir A.

    Great event! How about a new meetup focusing on Management By Objectives (MBO) or New Public Management (NPM). This has become so popular these days, so maybe somebody know a manager or consultant that can come and explain to us why this is a good idea?

    May 15, 2013

  • Erik D.

    Really interested topic. Great examples, but had hoped for something a little more advanced. Perhaps another meetup with more advanced stuff?

    2 · May 15, 2013

  • Niklas B.

    Here is a link to Kahneman's book "Thinking Fast and Slow" that I mentioned in the introduction to the talk:

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • Anders G. Ø.

    Godt grunnlag for forståelse, nå er det bare å holde flere foredrag med mer spesifikke temaer innenfor systems thinking. :-)

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Frankie A.

    Very surprising!

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Elena A.

    straight to the point - tankevekker

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Torstein H.

    Det var stengt i 2 etg. Men åpent nå..

    May 14, 2013

  • Roar M.

    Har gitt opp hele greia, før tiden.

    May 14, 2013

  • Roar M.

    Bare rør hele greia med stengt inngangsdør, og henvisning til en bakdør som ligger helt i mørke.

    May 14, 2013

    • Johannes B.

      Er du på riktig sted? Vi er på The Scotsman

      May 14, 2013

  • Simen S.

    Litt mye borte fra heimen om dagen...

    May 12, 2013

  • Kosala Nuwan P.

    Not this time, still in Colombo! Hope someone will do this at Colombo Agile Meetup :)

    May 2, 2013

  • Naima Z.

    would have loved to join.too bad its full.

    October 1, 2012

    • Niklas B.

      Which actially is true. The event has not been announced by email yet but it will be held on May 14.

      May 1, 2013

  • Leif Eric F.

    Spennende tema!

    Denne vil jeg gjerne være med på om det blir noe av.

    November 12, 2012

  • Mario Ek A.

    Hvem er det som kan nok om dette til å holde et foredrag? Hadde vært kult å fått Peter Senge til å komme...

    October 2, 2012

  • Jon J.

    Systems thinking is something I'm very interested in.
    How come its full when there is no location yet?

    October 1, 2012

    • Jon J.

      Ah I see. I'm in Oslo week commencing 19th November. Would be great if it could be that week.

      October 1, 2012

    • Morten Løkke A.

      Do you have any one that could be the speaker?

      October 1, 2012

  • Mario Ek A.

    Veldig spennende tema ja

    May 7, 2012

  • Ivar Ø.

    Spennende tema!

    1 · March 22, 2012

  • Dag B.

    This topic really interests me

    February 11, 2011

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