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How to get out of the State of Disorder, Problem Solving & the Cynefin Framework

This is the last part of a series of 5 blogs about the HOW of Complex Problem Solving & the Cynefin Framework. Here we try to fix the State of Disorder and come out of the Zone of Assumptions.

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Different impact

In part 1 and part 2 of this 4 part series of blogs I outlined the importance of a unified interpretation of the term impact when we talk about change preparation. Specifically how different interpretations of the word "impact" can lead to significant increase in risk. We looked at impact from the point of view of technical impact versus business impact, limitations in scope, assumptions, documents vs real life. In this blog (part 3) I am going to outline 3 additional interpretations of the word impact and illustrate the risk involved; timing, business case and accountability.

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Problem Solving and the Cynefin Framework, Chaotic Problems

This is part 4 of a series of 5 blogs about How the Cynefin Framework helps to solve problems. Last time we dealt with complex problems. Now chaos comes in.

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What else is the impact of “impact”?

In part 1 of this 4 part series of blogs I outlined the importance of a unified interpretation of the term impact when we talk about change preparation. Specifically how different interpretations of the word "impact" can lead to significant increase in risk. We looked at impact from the point of view of technical impact versus business impact. In this blog (part 2) I am going to outline 3 additional interpretations of the word impact and illustrate the risk involved.

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Problem Solving and the Cynefin Framework, Complex Problems

This is part 3 of a series of 5 blogs about how the Cynefin framework in combination with the RATIO-approach and methods helps in Problem Solving. The first blog dealt with simple problems, the second with complicated problems. Let’s look at the complex ones.

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Problem Solving and the Cynefin Framework, Complicated Problems

This is part 2 of a series of 5 blogs by Jaap about How the Cynefin Framework in combination with the RATIO-approach and methods helps in Problem Solving. Last time we dealt with simple problems. Let’s complicate things!

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What is the impact of “impact”?

“What is the impact?”, we ask each other when we plan and assess change implementation plans. The answer to that question is used to make decisions about the execution of the change (often by Change Advisory Boards). The aim is to be predictable and not cause any unplanned service disruptions. 

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You don’t want negative publicity or end up in court, do you?

Being reliable and predictable is key to avoiding such crisis situations. That’s why companies care about compliance, quality assurance, safety and risk management. But our environment is constantly changing and new problems with unexpected/unwanted effects will inevitably occur. So we have to take action and prepare for the future. After reading this article you can’t get away with “I didn’t know” but if you want to hide: stop reading here….

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Problem Solving & the Cynefin Framework, Simple Problems

This is the first blog in a series 0f 5 dealing with the Cynefin Framework combined with the RATIO-approach by Jaap. Tune in every 2 weeks for a new one.

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Complex problem solving skills more important than ever!

4th Industrial revolution

Industry 4.0, that is what the Germans call the 4th industrial revolution. The essence of the 4th industrial revolution is about connecting the physical world to the Internet.

From a machine in a factory to a toothbrush at home, everything will be equipped with sensors and share date via internet connections. The term “Internet of Things” is used a lot in this context. This development can bring a lot of new features, added value and efficiency improvements, but on the other hand, the complexity will grow accordingly. That means that solving problems will become increasingly difficult in the next years

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