Barry Richmond's 7 thinking skills in Systems Thinking. See  article from systems thinker   Also expressed as a mind map of  Systems Thinking Skills IM   Compare with  Systems Science  and  Critical Systems Thinking  Insights
Barry Richmond's 7 thinking skills in Systems Thinking.
See article from systems thinker
Also expressed as a mind map of Systems Thinking Skills IM 
Compare with Systems Science and Critical Systems Thinking Insights
Clusters of interacting methods for improving health services network design and delivery. Includes Forrester quotes on statistical vs SD methods and the Modeller's dilemma. Simplified version of  IM-14982  combined with  IM-17598  and  IM-9773
Clusters of interacting methods for improving health services network design and delivery. Includes Forrester quotes on statistical vs SD methods and the Modeller's dilemma. Simplified version of IM-14982 combined with IM-17598 and IM-9773
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From Hieronymi's 2013 Systems Research  Paper  Understanding Systems Science. Systems Science as one of the clusters of interacting methods for improving health services network design and delivery using  complex decision technologies IM-17952
From Hieronymi's 2013 Systems Research Paper Understanding Systems Science. Systems Science as one of the clusters of interacting methods for improving health services network design and delivery using complex decision technologies IM-17952
Based on Nate Osgood's April 2014 Singapore Presentation  Youtube video  and Lyle Wallis material Gojii at  DecisioTech  See also  Complex Decison Technologies IM  as a more polished version
Based on Nate Osgood's April 2014 Singapore Presentation Youtube video and Lyle Wallis material Gojii at DecisioTech See also Complex Decison Technologies IM as a more polished version
First challenge in learning system dynamics.
First challenge in learning system dynamics.
 Aim: To gain insight into what map and model representations in applied systems methods in  IM-1267  can assist identifying and explaining the improvement strategies (leverage points) described by Donella Meadows Places to Intervene  Article . The context is social learning for collective action to

Aim: To gain insight into what map and model representations in applied systems methods in IM-1267 can assist identifying and explaining the improvement strategies (leverage points) described by Donella Meadows Places to Intervene Article. The context is social learning for collective action to improve real world events. Information Sources are adapted from IM-920

Improvement Science as one of the clusters of interacting methods for improving health services network design and delivery using  complex decision technologies IM-17952
Improvement Science as one of the clusters of interacting methods for improving health services network design and delivery using complex decision technologies IM-17952
Illustrates moving from a Causal Loop Diagram (scroll to the right) to a stocks & flows representation.  Press Simulate to see graphs. Note that the "pulse" represents something like eating a donut and the graphs show how the body responds.  Which part of the system relates to whether someone ma
Illustrates moving from a Causal Loop Diagram (scroll to the right) to a stocks & flows representation.  Press Simulate to see graphs. Note that the "pulse" represents something like eating a donut and the graphs show how the body responds.  Which part of the system relates to whether someone may or may not need to take insulin? 
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 For Applying the Systems Approach Document available as a word doc from  Systemswiki page

For Applying the Systems Approach Document available as a word doc from Systemswiki page

 Incorporating organizational factors into Probabilistic Risk Assessment(PRA) of complex socio-technical systems: A hybrid technique formalization Zahra Mohaghegh, Reza Kazemi, Ali Mosleh Reliability Engineering and System Safety (2009) 94 5 p1000–1018 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pi

Incorporating organizational factors into Probabilistic Risk Assessment(PRA) of complex socio-technical systems: A hybrid technique formalization Zahra Mohaghegh, Reza Kazemi, Ali Mosleh Reliability Engineering and System Safety (2009) 94 5 p1000–1018 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095183200800269X. THis overview has a more detailed area in Insight 1077

How do drugs affect us on individual and popular levels? Let's take a look at drug addiction as a system and pick it apart based on its biological, financial, mental, and communal effects.
How do drugs affect us on individual and popular levels? Let's take a look at drug addiction as a system and pick it apart based on its biological, financial, mental, and communal effects.
 Incorporating organizational factors into Probabilistic Risk Assessment(PRA) of complex socio-technical systems: A hybrid technique formalization Zahra Mohaghegh, Reza Kazemi, Ali Mosleh Reliability Engineering and System Safety (2009) 94 5 p1000–1018 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pi

Incorporating organizational factors into Probabilistic Risk Assessment(PRA) of complex socio-technical systems: A hybrid technique formalization Zahra Mohaghegh, Reza Kazemi, Ali Mosleh Reliability Engineering and System Safety (2009) 94 5 p1000–1018 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095183200800269X. More detailed part of Insight 1074

 Access model for the front page of  A Systems Approach to eHealth

Access model for the front page of  A Systems Approach to eHealth

 Fig 3.1 Sociotechnical system underlying health IT-related adverse events NAP IOM Report

Fig 3.1 Sociotechnical system underlying health IT-related adverse events NAP IOM Report

 Adapted from Denis R. Towill, (1996) "Industrial dynamics modelling of supply chains", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 9 Iss: 4, pp.43 - 56 Diagram  http://www.emeraldinsight.com/content_images/fig/0050260202006.png

Adapted from Denis R. Towill, (1996) "Industrial dynamics modelling of supply chains", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 9 Iss: 4, pp.43 - 56 Diagram http://www.emeraldinsight.com/content_images/fig/0050260202006.png

Activity: Use causal loop diagram to represent  how the system is supposed to work  based on Elmore quote.  Then, according to Elmore, what is missing?  How might the model be modified to include what Elmore says is missing?
Activity: Use causal loop diagram to represent how the system is supposed to work based on Elmore quote.  Then, according to Elmore, what is missing?  How might the model be modified to include what Elmore says is missing?

 Rainfall is posing a dangerous threat to high-precipitation cities such as Vancouver. In natural, forested conditions, 10-20 mm of the rainfall that occurs is intercepted by the lush, vegetative canopy of trees and plants, as it is eventually soaked into the ground before stormwater runoff is gener

Rainfall is posing a dangerous threat to high-precipitation cities such as Vancouver. In natural, forested conditions, 10-20 mm of the rainfall that occurs is intercepted by the lush, vegetative canopy of trees and plants, as it is eventually soaked into the ground before stormwater runoff is generated. This contrasts heavily with unnatural, urbanized areas, where runoff can be generated from as little as 2 mm of precipitation! In an average month in Vancouver, 240 mm of precipitation may fall in 30 days. This equates to an average of 8 mm of precipitation a day. As our climate continues to warm, the frequency and the intensity of our rainfall will only increase. By the year 2050, Vancouver is expected to experience a 5% increase in the volume of rain that occurs over the winter months, alternatively experiencing a 19% decrease in the amount of rainfall throughout the summer months. On Vancouver’s wettest days, extreme rainfall events are expected to intensify by 63%. Our snowpack  is expected to decrease by 53%, as our city’s snow will melt due to the increased temperatures. This will result in surface water flooding, sewer backups, and sewage overflow. Currently, Vancouver’s only approach to solving this issue is spending money to fix and replace the damages that are generated from this unmitigated stormwater runoff. The city of Vancouver has allocated $29.5 million towards Sewer Main replacement. The amount of runoff that is generated from our urbanized city is not only harming the environment, but the economy as well. What could possibly be a better solution than spending money to fix all of these damages runoff is creating? Green Infrastructure! By implementing green infrastructure, this issue is combated in a holistic manner. Through thoughtfully designed living roofs, swales, rain gardens, permeable paving, and rain barrels, we are able to mitigate this stormwater runoff in an effective way that supports our environment, economy, and our society.


As you can see through our model, implementing Green Infrastructure offers a solution to the issue of unmitigated storm water in Vancouver. This Green Infrastructure is engineered by landscape architects and hydrological engineers, and is able to adapt to a system specific to our regional conditions to ensure that the water runoff mimics the natural landscape of the land before our urban infrastructure ruined it. In our model under “Economic Trends,” there is an initial delay and drop in property value, which is due to a period of trial and error during the installation of Green Infrastructure. Investment in Green Infrastructure will increase, leading to the rise of property values. Moreover, in the “Environmental” section of our model, we initially see a decrease in our volume of unpolluted, drinkable groundwater. This occurs during the transition phase as Green Infrastructure is becoming implemented into our buildings and landscapes. Eventually, the amount of drinkable groundwater stabilizes and balances off. Furthermore, in our model under “Trends for Green Homes effect on UHI and Snowmelt/Snowpacks,” it is evident that as more homes are built with Green Infrastructure, the Urban Heated Island effect decreases, as the airflow is better regulated, leading to a cooler average temperature throughout the area. This allows for maintenance of our mountainous snowpacks, and thus decreasing the amount of runoff that is generated from snowmelt. Finally, our society is impacted by this solution of Green Infrastructure, as our population will be happy with the ample amount of accessible, clean drinking water that this solution provides them. Morale will increase as homes are no longer at risk of water damage due to flash floods, and environmental awareness will rise, along with motivation and drive towards creating a more sustainable and holistic lifestyle.