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Managing Complex Systems: Thinking Outside the Box / Edition 1

Managing Complex Systems: Thinking Outside the Box / Edition 1

by Howard Eisner
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ISBN-13: 9780471690061
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/27/2005
Series: Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management Series , #34
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

HOWARD EISNER, DSc, has managed and carried out research and development programs in systems and software engineering for more than forty-five years, in both industrial and academic environments. He served as executive vice president of ORI, Inc. and vice president of Atlantic Research Corporation (ARC). Currently, he is Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Eisner has given tutorials for INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering), has over 100 papers to his credit and has had many of his articles published in the Washington Business Journal.

Table of Contents


1. Systems and Thinking.

2. Building and Managing Systems.

3. Problems to Ponder.

4. The Inventive Mind.

5. Perspective 1: Broaden and Generalize.

6. Perspective 2: Crossover.

7. Perspective 3: Question Conventional Wisdom.

8. Perspective 4: Back of the Envelope.

9. Perspective 5: Expanding the Dimensions.

10. Perspective 6: Obversity.

11. Perspective 7: Remove Constraints.

12. Perspective 8: Thinking with Pictures.

13. Perspective 9: The Systems Approach.

14. Thinking in Groups.

15. Widening the Circle.

16. Final Thoughts and a Test.


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