Systems thinking through stories and live drawing

location_city Melbourne schedule Nov 11th 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM AEST place Linen Room people 35 Interested

As software system leaders and practitioners, we work and deal with systems consisting of humans, machines and relationships among them. These relationship are often complex and complicated. Many project and product initiatives fail because the people involved do not understand the vastness of these systems and only focus on a part of that.

We can be more successful if we understand these complex stems holistically. The study of systems in a holistic manner is called systems thinking.

So what can teach us best about systems thinking?

The nature.

There are plenty of examples in nature that we can use to learn about systems and apply those learning for delivering our finest work.

In this talk we will go on a discovery of a few real life scenarios of systems thinking. We will discuss, analyse and interpret their impact.

What's even better is a that there will not be any slides. I will tell the story while drawing live.



Outline/Structure of the Presentation

Presentation/story telling

Learning Outcome

An understanding of what systems thinking is, and learning real examples of systems thinking.

Target Audience


schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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