In 1995, the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook (NASA/SP-6105) was initially published to bring the fundamental concepts and techniques of systems engineering to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) personnel in a way that recognized the nature of NASA systems and the NASA environment.
hy is it so challenging to develop systems thinking ability? It’s because thinking systemically involves a rather large number of different skills—seven, at least—that all require practice. The systems thinking method comprises four steps. The seven systems thinking skills come into play during this method as shown:
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In this issue’s Toolbox it may be helpful to lay out the full array of systems thinking tools from which this column draws. You can think of these tools like a painter views colors — many shades can be created out of three primary colors, but having a full range of colors ready-made makes painting […]