There is much we can learn from the development of qualitative relationships models though once we begin to ask questions like how long, how much, when, etc., a qualitative most is not likely to be of much use. The following video demonstrates how, in a very simple goal-seeking structure with delay,
There is much we can learn from the development of qualitative relationships models though once we begin to ask questions like how long, how much, when, etc., a qualitative most is not likely to be of much use. The following video demonstrates how, in a very simple goal-seeking structure with delay, depending on the delay, it can be almost impossible to intuit the implications of the interactions with any level of accuracy. The difficulty arises essentially from operating with outdated data. See also Archetypes.
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The limits to growth structure is based on the basic growth structure. And, as should be obvious, nothing grows forever as growth requires resources. Those required resources become a limits to growth. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The limits to growth structure is based on the basic growth structure. And, as should be obvious, nothing grows forever as growth requires resources. Those required resources become a limits to growth. See also Archetypes.
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 When deferred requirements pile up and underestimated complexity surround a project, managers end up riding a bow wave of schedule and delivery complications.  From William E. Novak and  Linda Levine CMU SEI Sept 2010 Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds  paper  and see  webpag

When deferred requirements pile up and underestimated complexity surround a project, managers end up riding a bow wave of schedule and delivery complications.  From William E. Novak and  Linda Levine CMU SEI Sept 2010 Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds paper and see webpage

Two goal seeking structures attempting to resolve and based on the delay one may tend to settle for less. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Two goal seeking structures attempting to resolve and based on the delay one may tend to settle for less. See also Archetypes.
9 11 months ago
 This model depicts the relationship responsible for a declining sales goal scenario. This is an example of a Drifting Goals Systems Archetype.  Keep as an example of what we had to do before Storytelling?  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

This model depicts the relationship responsible for a declining sales goal scenario. This is an example of a Drifting Goals Systems Archetype.

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 An escalation structure results from two or more competing entities with the competition taking them to somewhere none of them want to be. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

An escalation structure results from two or more competing entities with the competition taking them to somewhere none of them want to be. See also Archetypes.

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12 11 months ago
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.  Video     SystemsWiki's Musings
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.

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A Tragedy of the Commons situation exists whenever two or more activities, each, which in order to produce results, rely on a shared limited resource. Results for these activities continue to develop as long as their use of the limited resource doesn't exceed the resource limit. Once this limit is r
A Tragedy of the Commons situation exists whenever two or more activities, each, which in order to produce results, rely on a shared limited resource. Results for these activities continue to develop as long as their use of the limited resource doesn't exceed the resource limit. Once this limit is reached the results produced by each activity are limited to the level at which the resource is replenished. See also Archetypes.
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 We often set out to solve a problem or accomplish some particular result and things seem to go as planned. As time progresses it seems that progress becomes more and more difficult, if not impossible, and things may actually become worse than when we started. When this happens it is typically a Fix

We often set out to solve a problem or accomplish some particular result and things seem to go as planned. As time progresses it seems that progress becomes more and more difficult, if not impossible, and things may actually become worse than when we started. When this happens it is typically a Fixes that Fail structure that's operating. See also Archetypes.

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The Exponential Growth Archetype is a reinforcing structure which promotes exponential growth. This is one of the two foundation archetypes. The other being the goal seeking structure. See also  Archetypes .   Video    SystemsWiki's Musings
The Exponential Growth Archetype is a reinforcing structure which promotes exponential growth. This is one of the two foundation archetypes. The other being the goal seeking structure. See also Archetypes.
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Success to the successful archetype represents two reinforcing structures which may be in a delicate balance though as soon as one gains a small advantage the resource allocation favors the more successful and the result is then rapidly skewed in the direction of the more successful. See also  Arche
Success to the successful archetype represents two reinforcing structures which may be in a delicate balance though as soon as one gains a small advantage the resource allocation favors the more successful and the result is then rapidly skewed in the direction of the more successful. See also Archetypes.
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 Accidental Adversaries structure resulting from a situation where partners for growth end up acting in ways which limit each others success.

Accidental Adversaries structure resulting from a situation where partners for growth end up acting in ways which limit each others success.

 Relative Control is one of the four generic archetypes developed by Eric Wolstenholme and maps to the Balancing Loop with Delay, Indecision, Limits to Results, Drifting Goals and Escalation Systems Archetypes.   SystemsWiki's Musings

Relative Control is one of the four generic archetypes developed by Eric Wolstenholme and maps to the Balancing Loop with Delay, Indecision, Limits to Results, Drifting Goals and Escalation Systems Archetypes.

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It's relatively well understood that you can't be all things to all people. Somewhere one has to make choices. An Attractiveness Principle Systems Archetype is essentially a Limits to Growth Systems Archetype with multiple limits, all of which can not be addressed equally. See also  Archetypes .   V
It's relatively well understood that you can't be all things to all people. Somewhere one has to make choices. An Attractiveness Principle Systems Archetype is essentially a Limits to Growth Systems Archetype with multiple limits, all of which can not be addressed equally. See also Archetypes.
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 Applying more pressure on staff can temporarily increase productivity, but burnout soon sets in. From William E. Novak and  Linda Levine CMU SEI Sept 2010 Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds  paper  and see  webpage  
 See similar  CLD IM-641  and  Simulation IM-333

Applying more pressure on staff can temporarily increase productivity, but burnout soon sets in. From William E. Novak and  Linda Levine CMU SEI Sept 2010 Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds paper and see webpage

See similar CLD IM-641 and Simulation IM-333

The goal seeking structure endeavors to bring a balance between a current state and a desired state. This is one of the two foundation archetypes. The other being the growth structure. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The goal seeking structure endeavors to bring a balance between a current state and a desired state. This is one of the two foundation archetypes. The other being the growth structure. See also Archetypes.
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The Accidental Adversaries structure represents a situation where two interacting entities which should produce growth unwittingly limit the growth of each other because of their actions to promote their own growth. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The Accidental Adversaries structure represents a situation where two interacting entities which should produce growth unwittingly limit the growth of each other because of their actions to promote their own growth. See also Archetypes.
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 A Growth and Underinvestment structure is simply an elaborated Limits to Growth structure where the growth inhibitor is part of another Balancing Loop with an external standard and some delay. The real nasty thing about this structure is that the two Balancing Loops form a single Reinforcing Loop w

A Growth and Underinvestment structure is simply an elaborated Limits to Growth structure where the growth inhibitor is part of another Balancing Loop with an external standard and some delay. The real nasty thing about this structure is that the two Balancing Loops form a single Reinforcing Loop which inhibits growth.

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An Addiction structure is the same as the Shifting the Burden structure though with the annoying aspect that one becomes addicted to the side effect ensuring that Fundamental Solution won't get implemented and the Symptomatic Solution will be applied repeatedly, and likely with greater frequency. Se
An Addiction structure is the same as the Shifting the Burden structure though with the annoying aspect that one becomes addicted to the side effect ensuring that Fundamental Solution won't get implemented and the Symptomatic Solution will be applied repeatedly, and likely with greater frequency. See also Archetypes.
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From William E. Novak and  Linda Levine CMU SEI Sept 2010 Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds  paper  and  webpage
From William E. Novak and  Linda Levine CMU SEI Sept 2010 Success in Acquisition: Using Archetypes to Beat the Odds paper and webpage
 An indecision structure results whenever there are two interacting goal-seeking structures which provide goals for each other. There is the potential of creating oscillations because of the inherent delays in the structure. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

An indecision structure results whenever there are two interacting goal-seeking structures which provide goals for each other. There is the potential of creating oscillations because of the inherent delays in the structure. See also Archetypes.

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The limits to results structure endeavors to bring a balance between a current state and a desired state though more often than not the action is limited by some constraint.  See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The limits to results structure endeavors to bring a balance between a current state and a desired state though more often than not the action is limited by some constraint.  See also Archetypes.
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A Systems Archetype has a very well defined structure that produces a characteristic pattern of behavior and there are well defined strategies for dealing with the structure. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
A Systems Archetype has a very well defined structure that produces a characteristic pattern of behavior and there are well defined strategies for dealing with the structure.
The limits to action structure endeavors to bring a balance between a current state and a desired state though more often than not there is some limit on the action. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The limits to action structure endeavors to bring a balance between a current state and a desired state though more often than not there is some limit on the action.