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Organic Problems, Mechanical Solutions

  1. 1. [something to do with complexity] Tobias Mayer — Agile Cymru, 7-8 July 2015
  2. 2. System 1. a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole 2. a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done Ref: Oxford Dictionary
  3. 3. Over to You What is Not a System?
  4. 4. There are Essentially Two Types of System 1. Mechanical 2. Organic
  5. 5. Mechanical Systems
  6. 6. Mechanical Systems
  7. 7. Mechanical Systems
  8. 8. Mechanical Systems
  9. 9. Mechanical Systems
  10. 10. Organic Systems
  11. 11. Organic Systems
  12. 12. Organic Systems
  13. 13. Organic Systems
  14. 14. Organic Systems
  15. 15. Discernible Transparent Objective Has finite elements Known end state Deterministic Encourages statements of truth “If this, then that” Mechanical System
  16. 16. Complex Opaque Subjective Has non-finite elements Unknown end-state Nondeterministic Encourages questions and observations “If this, then what?” Organic System
  17. 17. Characteristics of System Types Mechanical Organic Discernible Transparent Objective Has finite elements Known end state Deterministic Encourage statements of truth — “If this, then that” Complex Opaque Subjective Has non-finite elements Unknown end-state Nondeterministic Encourages questions and observations — “If this, then what?”
  18. 18. Over to You Identify and categorize systems in your workplace
  19. 19. So what if we want to a System? CHANGEINFLUENCE
  20. 20. So what if we want to a System? CHANGEINFLUENCEMANIPULATECONTROLMANAGE !
  21. 21. Discernible Transparent Objective Has finite elements Known end state Deterministic Encourages statements of truth Mechanical System Benefits from control Responds to commanding leadership Requires Experts
  22. 22. Complex Opaque Subjective Has non-finite elements Unknown end-state Nondeterministic Encourages questions and observations Organic System Responds to guidance and nurturing Benefits from release Requires artisans
  23. 23. Characteristics of System Types Mechanical Organic Discernible Transparent Objective Has finite elements Known end state Deterministic Statements of truth “if this, then that” Requires experts Benefits from control Responds to commanding leadership Complex Opaque Subjective Has non-finite elements Unknown end-state Nondeterministic Questions and observations “if this, then what?” Requires artisans Benefits from release Responds to guidance and nurturing
  24. 24. Over to You Are you managing organic systems mechanically?
  25. 25. Organic Systems are Complex Always
  26. 26. For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple… and wrong. — H.L. Mencken
  27. 27. We accept this…
  28. 28. But what about this…
  29. 29. Or this…
  30. 30. Complex Problem Dreaming Fractality Experimentation Oscillation Nurturing Complexity
  31. 31. Requirements Definition Division of Labor Work Breakdown Accumulation Complex Problem In contrast…
  32. 32. Requirements Definition Division of Labor Work Breakdown Accumulation In contrast…
  33. 33. Complex Problem Dreaming Fractality Experimentation Oscillation Nurturing Complexity
  34. 34. Complex Problem Dreaming Fractality Experimentation Oscillation Juggling Complexity
  35. 35. Complex Problem Dreaming Fractality Experimentation Oscillation Juggling Complexity
  36. 36. Complex Problem Dreaming Fractality Experimentation Oscillation Juggling Complexity
  37. 37. Over to You Pick one of those ideas and explore in your context
  38. 38. Let go of your old ideas — even the good ones
  39. 39. Thank you @tobiasmayer | businesscraftsmanship.com
  40. 40. Further Reading
  41. 41. Superliminal Advertising

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