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Complexity

Power of NOT

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else: “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” It seems it is more important to know what you DON’T want, than what you DO. When you think about it, it makes […]

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Complexity

Complexity & Coordinate Systems

Complexity theorists often quote the non-linearity of dynamical complex systems as a reason why we should stop even trying to predict their future states and just “go with the flow” or “dance” with it. I find all such suggestions ill-advised. Before we give up all attempts to simplify a complex process we are trying to […]

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Complexity

Managing Complexity in an ISSEP

The Software Productivity Consortium (SPC) published in May of 1996 a technical report called “Integrated Systems and Software Engineering Process” (ISSEP). The purpose was the “improvement of the overall systems development process allowing systems and software engineers to more efficiently perform their work“. Not sure what happened with the ISSEP model (and the whole SPC […]

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Complexity

Untangling Complexity Theory

An excellent introductory article for anyone interested in Complexity Theory (CT) is An Introduction to Complexity Theory by Jun Park. Among other things, it provides an insight about its origins which are, I think, as diverse and complex as the theory itself (highlights are mine): Complexity Theory and its related concepts emerged in the mid-late […]