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My views (past posts) on cause and effect in complex systems

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Complexity has become a big topic in the Agile space. I don't agree with much of the conversations about it and thought I'd post a collection of the posts I've made on linkedin here.

The main guide I use in navigating complex systems in knowledge work is starting with the idea that all of our systems are complex. People are involved and we're doing things we've never done before. As a systems thinking all parts of the system typically have aspects that are simple, complicated and complex. I believe the biggest danger is from chaotic events which can be mitigated with quick feedback, decoupling of events and visibility.

I then navigate with Dr Goldratt's Inherent Simplicity. I've made a list of aspects of the value stream which is useful to look at. https://bit.ly/3lOvdUX

I present this before my posts because it creates a context for learning.

Here are my other posts. These were written over the last 2-3 years with the most recent ones first.

There is cause and effect if you know what to look for. https://lnkd.in/g5yJaKfm

In defense of root cause analysis  https://bit.ly/2Ry37Eo

Unless you believe in magic, there is cause and effect in complex systems https://lnkd.in/gXcRJUWX

Cause and Effects to Look For and How to Use Them https://bit.ly/2YX1aB6

What Causes our Problems      https://bit.ly/3lYS7sw

Attending to Cause and Effect in Complex systems     https://bit.ly/39dThO1

In Defense of Cause and Effect     https://lnkd.in/g9ik37gu

Cause and Effect in a VUCA World -making things worse   https://bit.ly/3qx8wYl

Let’s not throw out our ability to see cause and effect with the complexity bathwater https://bit.ly/32W5Rx4

Cause and Effect Does Exist in Complex Adaptive Systems   https://lnkd.in/gsEmeHmt

There is cause and effect between actions and results   https://lnkd.in/gFQnK6-s

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Just today I heard about the word VUCA & here we go, it features in this article too :)

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