Seminar: Rethinking Systems Thinking

AOT Logo

Speaker: Shayne Flint, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science (DCS, ANU)

Date: Thursday, 9 October 2008

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: CSIT Seminar Room, N101, CSIT Building, Building (108), North Road, ANU (campus map)

Website: Seminars @ CECS

Enquiries: Dr Malcolm Newey
Systems Thinking refers to a set of approaches that can be used to learn about and make decisions regarding improvements to dynamically complex systems. They are distinguished from other approaches by their focus on the whole and the study of interactions among the parts of a system, rather than the parts themselves. While focusing on interactions helps us understand complex systems and identify appropriate improvements, it is necessary to use detailed knowledge of the parts and other aspects of a system to implement any improvements.

Dr Flint introduces a novel Systems Thinking approach which uses detailed knowledge of the parts to both understand the whole, and to build the systems required to implement necessary improvements.

This seminar is part of the DCS Seminar Series.

Shayne Flint is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Australian National University, and is an active member of the department’s Software-Intensive Systems Engineering group. Dr Flint has broad industry experience and is the originator of Aspect-Oriented Thinking, a systematic approach to developing, managing and integrating the multi-disciplinary knowledge and expertise required to understand and improve complex systems.

Original Seminar Notice at: Rethinking Systems Thinking, CECS Seminar List, The Australian National University, 2008