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Systems Thinking Bibliography

Bibliography from the session on Systems Thinking led by Jean Tabaka and Bill Wake (William.Wake@acm.org), at Agile 2009, August, 2009. We've found these books useful and interesting and hope you do too. Banyai, Istvan. Zoom. Puffin, 1998. ISBN 0140557741.   … Continue reading

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Review – The Principles of Product Development Flow (Reinertsen)

The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, by Donald Reinertsen. Celeritas Publishing, 2009. Lean product development can be looked at as flow-based product development. Reinertsen draws on a variety of areas (economics, queue theory, control theory, … Continue reading

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Review – Systemantics

Systemantics: How Systems Work and Especially How They Fail, John Gall. Pocket Books, 1978. Peter Coffee recommended this in his keynote at Agile ’06, and I can see why. It’s a humorous look at how systems are by nature out of … Continue reading

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Review – The Dance of Change

The Dance of Change, Peter Senge et al. Doubleday, 1999. Describes the challenges of developing an organization’s ability to change.  Uses a “system thinking” approach to diagram the patterns of resistance. Has lots of interesting anecdotes. (Reviewed Nov., ’02)

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Review – Quality Software Management, vol. 1: Systems Thinking

Quality Software Management, Volume 1: Systems Thinking, Gerald M. Weinberg, Dorset House, 1992.Starts with “What is quality?” Looks at management patterns for software development, and highlights the importance of feedback. Uses system models (that show interconnections with reinforcing and damping … Continue reading

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