Introduction to SEPAM


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Introduction to SEPAM

  1. 1. What is Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis, and Management? A quick look at a few of the concepts and methods applied during my studies.
  2. 2. Contents  Organization and Management – The Boston Big Dig  Bachelor Internship – Serious Gaming  (R)evolutions in ICT Infrastructures  Enterprise Architecture – Crisis Management  Multi-Actor Systems – EngineeringView  Multi-Actors Systems – ActorView
  3. 3. Organization and Management  The Big Dig in Boston –Tunnel Collapses  Analyze the Organizational Failures of the Project
  4. 4. Organization and Management – The Big Dig – Network Analysis  The Massachusetts Authorities and Project Contractors were analyzed based on their problem perceptions, personal goals, resources, and positions of power.  The goal was to discover the points of weakness which had resulted in project accidents, delays and high costs.
  5. 5. Organization and Management – The Big Dig – Actor Network  These weaknesses were determined by looking specifically at the pluriformity, interdependencies, and openness of the actor network.
  6. 6. Bachelor Internship – Serious Gaming  Decide IT  How can the game “Decide IT” be designed to help organizations learn how to effectively utilize an ICT Architecture?”
  7. 7. Bachelor Internship – Serious Gaming  Knowledge about ICT Architecture and Serious Gaming was combined into the conceptual design of a game.  Players learn more about the practical implications of working under an Architecture.  Now used as a product of Twynstra Gudde
  8. 8. (R)evolutions in ICT Infrastructures  Learn more about the innovations which occur in ICT infrastructures and develop a model of how these innovations occur.  Use the Grounded Theory Method and wiki collaboration to develop a conceptual model.  This conceptual model was tested with different Telecom and ICT cases.
  9. 9. (R)evolutions in ICT Infrastructures – Game Engines  The evolution of game engines was evaluated based on the conceptual model.
  10. 10. Enterprise Architecture – Crisis Management  Choose an architecture method and apply it to the role of the Fire Department during a crisis.  Large focus on information and system quality, orchestration, and the role of a shared service center.  Archimate was chosen as a tool to develop an architecture of the system.
  11. 11. Enterprise Architecture – Overview Archimate Model
  12. 12. Multi-Actor Systems – Engineering View Electronic Medical Records  Use a case study to analyze large and complex systems which are controlled by multiple actors.  Case involved the Dutch Electronic Medical Record system.  Different methods were used to explore the system from an engineering perspective.  Including object modeling and business process modeling.
  13. 13. Multi-Actor Systems – Engineering View Business Process Modeling
  14. 14. Multi-Actor Systems – Actor View Case Study – Room for the River  Explore a complex technical project from a completely non-technical perspective; choices are now the result of negotiation.  The Room for the River project involved a national effort to implement projects which would reduce the risk of flooding.  Our fictive task was to design a decision-making process for this project.  Specific focus given to the NIMBY effect, stimulating progress, and using the threat of hierarchical power.
  15. 15. Multi-Actor Systems – Actor View Case Study – Institutional Design  Redesign the institution of the American Federal Reserve.  Methods used: the four-layer model of New Institutional Economics, Property Rights Theory, Principal-Agent Theory, and Transaction Cost Economics.
  16. 16. Overview  The examples shown in the previous slides were just some of the topics within the SEPAM study.  Below is an overview of the general themes.
  17. 17. Ok, so now I know what SEPAM is…  Knowing what SEPAM is gives you some insight into the broad range of multi-disciplinary themes which I have studied.  Based on the skills I have acquired, I am able to deal with complex systems, analysis on multiple levels, and combining technical and organizational aspects together.  If you have any questions or comments about the concepts and projects in this presentation, feel free to contact me via LinkedIn or at