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What are you doing if you engineer a system?
Designing it
What are you doing if you "re-engineer" a system?
breakthrough improvement, drastic changes, top down approach: no employee involvement
What are you doing if you de-engineer a system?
fixing problems caused by engineers, simplifying because it's been over engineer or over analyzed
Who wrote Leadership and the New Science?
Dr. Wheatley
What is the basic premise of Chaos Theory?
Structure and order always emerge out of disorder and chaos.
What is involved in (or characteristics of) a "control as order" approach?
Top down, consistency, planned and predictable, managed
What is involved in (or characteristics of) a "chaos as order" approach?
bottom up, unique, unplanned, leaderful
What is the idea behind the butterfly effect?
A small change in one place can ultimately cause a huge change somewhere else. (illustrates system sensitivity)
What example of the butterfly effect was used in class relating to the recent Tsunami?
Fresh water well levels in blacksburg were actually effected by the tsunami
According to chaos theory, what are the three things needed to get the intelligent design of a system?
Initial values, 3 nonlinear equations, random iterations
What are you doing if you engineer a system?
Designing it
What are you doing if you "re-engineer" a system?
breakthrough improvement, drastic changes, top down approach: no employee involvement
What are you doing if you de-engineer a system?
fixing problems caused by engineers, simplifying because it's been over engineer or over analyzed
Who wrote Leadership and the New Science?
Dr. Wheatley
What is the basic premise of Chaos Theory?
Structure and order always emerge out of disorder and chaos.
What is involved in (or characteristics of) a "control as order" approach?
Top down, consistency, planned and predictable, managed
What is involved in (or characteristics of) a "chaos as order" approach?
bottom up, unique, unplanned, leaderful
What is the idea behind the butterfly effect?
A small change in one place can ultimately cause a huge change somewhere else. (illustrates system sensitivity)
What example of the butterfly effect was used in class relating to the recent Tsunami?
Fresh water well levels in blacksburg were actually effected by the tsunami
According to chaos theory, what are the three things needed to get the intelligent design of a system?
Initial values, 3 nonlinear equations, random iterations