In this event Gene Gendel will present and talk on Develop System Thinking via System Modeling. Our meetup has 400+ Agile Leaders and in meet up page 40+ and in LinedIn page 45+ people already signed up for this event.
Often people and organizations use linear thinking models i.e. they see only linear cause-effect relations. Reality is made up of circles and loops, not of straight lines… In today’s complex world, systems thinking is more useful in many situations to understand the relationships rather than linear cause-effect chains and make better decisions. Systems thinking is also a key to owning not renting ideas about organizational design, because it has tools to help people talk about, reason about, and visualize organizational systems, and as a consequence arrive at their own insights about a system and its dynamics. This enables us to see a whole system, not just some of its parts. One of the most effective ways to model a system is with causal loop diagrams (CLD). CLD is also a very powerful coaching tool. As an example, in Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) we strongly emphasize the importance of *system thinking* and *system modeling* because LeSS is organizational design DE-scaling framework.