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The Right Requirement

 

 

 

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Professor Joseph Kasser

Applying holistic thinking to creating Excellence

Catalyst, Systems Engineer, Educator, Innovator

Skype ID: Prof_g3zcz: Email: jkasser@iee.org : Phone: +61 (0) 436 028 393

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Systems Thinking and Beyond, Systems Engineering and Amateur Radio

 

 

Contact me If you have a need for someone in or out of academia to:

1.    Help with a complex problem.

2.    Determine if a project is going to be successful.

3.    Audit the quality of a post graduate course.

4.    Teach a postgraduate course online or face to face as a visiting professor for a semester.

5.    Create a postgraduate course complete with lecturer notes, PowerPoint slides, problem-based learning exercise, flipped classroom exercises, etc.

6.    Create a postgraduate degree.

7.    Teach or provide training.

8.    Convert a face-to-face course to distance format.

9.      Research the application of the systems approach to preventing project failures.

10.  Something else.

Why you should become a systems thinker

 

You get an advantage over other people who are not systems thinkers. Systems thinkers see things from different perspectives which allows them to identify issues other people cannot. This gives them the advantage.

 

Why you should go beyond systems thinking

Traditional systems thinking has focused on functional and operational perspectives of systems as typified by the often seen causal loops. While systems thinking provides an understanding of the situation, holistic thinking goes beyond systems thinking to identify solutions. This allows the holistic thinker to create innovative solutions while their colleagues are still reacting to problems.

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I have found that my interest in amateur radio helped my career as a systems engineer and I was also able to apply systems engineering to amateur radio producing, hardware, software (such as LanLink) and journal papers. See How synergy between amateur radio, systems and other engineering can raise the technical quotient of a nation.

Holistic thinking

In the past teaching and learning systems thinking has been difficult and has mainly focused on causal loops. That has now changed, expanding the concepts developed under a grant to Cranfield University from the Leverhulme Trust in 2007, the nine Holistic Thinking Perspectives have provided a standard set of perspectives (shown[1]) and a way to use them that have helped many workshop and seminar participants to improve their problem solving skills by improving their thinking.

 

Note 1. Graphic evolved from an idea by Dr Xuan-Linh Tran


Copyright Joseph Kasser 2008-2017