Systems Thinking

What is Systems Thinking? Experts Weigh In

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What is Systems Thinking? Experts Weigh In

Back in October, WPI welcomed over 100 professionals interested in Systems Thinking to the university’s first-ever colloquium on the topic. Systems Thinking experts from around the world delivered presentations–both in person and remotely!–that attempted to answer the question: what is Systems Thinking? One such expert, Professor Ricardo Valerdi, came all the way from the University of […]

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5 Engineering Disasters That Could’ve Been Prevented with Systems Thinking

Filed in Our Faculty, Systems Thinking by on February 18, 2019 0 Comments
5 Engineering Disasters That Could’ve Been Prevented with Systems Thinking

What is Systems Thinking? According to the latest paper by WPI professors Jamie Monat and Thomas Gannon, it’s an approach to engineering that incorporates the full context of the problem at hand. And it might have helped avoid some of the most notorious disasters in engineering history. Here’s a summary of five catastrophes Monat and […]

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New Systems Thinking Paper from WPI’s Monat & Gannon

New Systems Thinking Paper from WPI’s Monat & Gannon

This just in: The latest paper by WPI professors Jamie Monat, PhD, and Thomas Gannon, PhD, is now available for download! Systems, an international peer-reviewed journal on systems engineering, has published Monat and Gannon’s “Applying Systems Thinking to Engineering and Design.” Here’s the abstract from the journal: The application of Systems Thinking principles to Systems Engineering is […]

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Crash the Course: Introduction to Systems Thinking

Crash the Course: Introduction to Systems Thinking

In this first installment of Crash the Course*, I’m taking you on a journey into WPI Online’s “Introduction to Systems Thinking” course. I don’t just work at WPI; I’m also a student in one of the first courses offered in a revolutionary new education model: Personalized Online Education (or POE). Here’s why POE works for me. It’s convenient – I’m […]

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Are You a Systems Thinker?

Are You a Systems Thinker?

You don’t have to be an engineer in order to contribute in a meaningful way to systems engineering. Using a systems thinking approach can help broaden your perspective and create opportunities that you never knew existed.   Now, let’s find out if you are already a Systems Thinker…   If you have done any of these […]

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