Jackson's System of Systems Methodology (SOSM) framework presents a construct that enables one to begin to make sense of the broad array of approaches that claim to embrace the Systems Thinking paradigm.   Video
Jackson's System of Systems Methodology (SOSM) framework presents a construct that enables one to begin to make sense of the broad array of approaches that claim to embrace the Systems Thinking paradigm.
Understanding relationships is the foundation of effective problem solving. Though relations exists on multiple levels.   Video
Understanding relationships is the foundation of effective problem solving. Though relations exists on multiple levels.
Our actions are based on our beliefs and the results of those actions are the basis for our beliefs. The difficulty we create for ourselves is that we make assumptions as to how to interpret the results we select based on our beliefs. As a result we are often operating on a flawed perspective of rea
Our actions are based on our beliefs and the results of those actions are the basis for our beliefs. The difficulty we create for ourselves is that we make assumptions as to how to interpret the results we select based on our beliefs. As a result we are often operating on a flawed perspective of reality.
When endeavoring to develop an understanding of the nature of something it is generally useful to create a model of some type to aid in surfacing that understanding.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
When endeavoring to develop an understanding of the nature of something it is generally useful to create a model of some type to aid in surfacing that understanding.
There are things we can influence and usually a broader array of things we are concerned about though can't influence. It's important to know the differerence otherwise we waste our energies trying to change things we have no influence over.    Video
There are things we can influence and usually a broader array of things we are concerned about though can't influence. It's important to know the differerence otherwise we waste our energies trying to change things we have no influence over. 
 This is a model used to generate the historical patterns of behavior for the Network Magic example.   Video

This is a model used to generate the historical patterns of behavior for the Network Magic example.

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 Thoughts on why it's not possible to sell systems thinking, or anything else to a person or an organization.     Video
Thoughts on why it's not possible to sell systems thinking, or anything else to a person or an organization.
One question that I seem to be getting more and more often is "Should I do this in Insight Maker or Kumu?" At one time that was an easy answer, and still is for certain things, for others it's becoming more and more difficult.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
One question that I seem to be getting more and more often is "Should I do this in Insight Maker or Kumu?" At one time that was an easy answer, and still is for certain things, for others it's becoming more and more difficult.
This is a template which one might use as a basis for creating Insight Maker Relationship models. Links have default style of the blue ones in the diagram. The easiest way to get the red dashed links is to CTRL+d to duplicate them and then connect where appropriate.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,
This is a template which one might use as a basis for creating Insight Maker Relationship models. Links have default style of the blue ones in the diagram. The easiest way to get the red dashed links is to CTRL+d to duplicate them and then connect where appropriate.
It's now time for the stakeholders to take the investigation resulting from leverage and craft a strategy which will address the current situation in a manner that is beneficial to the whole system.   Video   This model is part of   And? Understanding Relationships & Their Implications .
It's now time for the stakeholders to take the investigation resulting from leverage and craft a strategy which will address the current situation in a manner that is beneficial to the whole system.
The strategy is actually a set of structural changes that have to be made to the relationships that cause the future to be different than the past.   Video
The strategy is actually a set of structural changes that have to be made to the relationships that cause the future to be different than the past.
In addition to identifying the relevant stakeholders it is essential to understand which elements of the situation are relevant to which stakeholders. Often this is quite apparent and at times it's not so obvious.    Video
In addition to identifying the relevant stakeholders it is essential to understand which elements of the situation are relevant to which stakeholders. Often this is quite apparent and at times it's not so obvious. 
Once the strategy is developed the relationship model must evolve to represent that implementation appropriately sequenced.   Video
Once the strategy is developed the relationship model must evolve to represent that implementation appropriately sequenced.
There exists a well defined set of possible ways to alter an existing set of interactions. Each of these alterations will produce a particular effect depending on the relations the change is relative to. Identifying which are possible and which will migrate the interactions to produce the desired si
There exists a well defined set of possible ways to alter an existing set of interactions. Each of these alterations will produce a particular effect depending on the relations the change is relative to. Identifying which are possible and which will migrate the interactions to produce the desired situation is the essence of the strategy.
Before we can begin to sort out how to approach this situation it's appropriate to identify the relevant stakeholders and their motivations.   Video
Before we can begin to sort out how to approach this situation it's appropriate to identify the relevant stakeholders and their motivations.
It is now appropriate to investigate the possible leverage points for the current situation in an attempt to understand the most appropriate components for the strategy.   Video
It is now appropriate to investigate the possible leverage points for the current situation in an attempt to understand the most appropriate components for the strategy.
Imagine you could create anything you chose with the existing technology and resources. What would it be?   Video
Imagine you could create anything you chose with the existing technology and resources. What would it be?
Strategy is simply an idea as to how to move the current situation to the desired situation though it is seldom simple by any means. If the strategy is to be successful how numerous elements will be able support each other through the transition must be defined.   Video
Strategy is simply an idea as to how to move the current situation to the desired situation though it is seldom simple by any means. If the strategy is to be successful how numerous elements will be able support each other through the transition must be defined.
 Assumptions to this point need to be challenged to ensure we are on solid ground before moving forward.   Video

Assumptions to this point need to be challenged to ensure we are on solid ground before moving forward.

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Developing a strategy for dealing with a situation begins with a description of the situation and the preferred state for today, not in some distant future, and the perceived implications of not doing anything.   Video
Developing a strategy for dealing with a situation begins with a description of the situation and the preferred state for today, not in some distant future, and the perceived implications of not doing anything.
When the relevant interactions are identified it's appropriate to identify which elements are the responsibility of which stakeholders, which elements are part of the addressable interactions and which elements are part of the environment.   Video
When the relevant interactions are identified it's appropriate to identify which elements are the responsibility of which stakeholders, which elements are part of the addressable interactions and which elements are part of the environment.
When we're trying to understand a situation it is often very helpful to have a sense of the historical trends of several dimensions relevant to the situation.   Video
When we're trying to understand a situation it is often very helpful to have a sense of the historical trends of several dimensions relevant to the situation.