Posts Tagged ‘management’

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)
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Lappeenranta University of Technology
electrical engineering department
Arseniy Krasikov
The Viable System Model in the analysis of the project management
Master’s thesis
53 pages, 14 figures, 1 table and 1 appendix
Examiners: Professor Pertti Selvintoinen
Professor Tuomo K¨assi
Keywords: cybernetics, systems theory, the VSM, Viable System Model, project management, complex systems analysis

The paper is made to understand modern (especially cybernetic) methods of complex systems analysis and management, to explain scientific basis of the Viable System Model, to compare theoretical model with developed project management system in Company.

Tags: cybernetics, management, project management, Viable System Model, VSM

by Christos Dodis, Konstantinos Kitis, Demetrios Panagiotakopoulos

This paper is concerned with the organization and the operational viability of Solid Waste Management Authorities (SWMA). The frequently changing performance requirements, the continuous search for alternative technological, financial and institutional options, the unstable market of recyclables, the variations in waste characteristics, and the need for public-private partnerships are only some of the factors that shape and drastically affect the operating environment of a SWMA. Consequently, for any such Authority (be it a small
municipal department or a huge organization serving a megapolis), there is an emerging need for:

Tags: Case study, cybernetics, Environment, management, VSM, Waste management

1Badillo, I., 2Tejeida, R., 3Morales, O.
1,2,3 Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México.

The Viable System Model (VSM) is recursive and helps explaining the general production management model of the ERP system. The recursion level explains the development
starting from warehouse management to Material Requirement Planning (MRP), to Manufactory Requirement Planning (MRPII), to Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), and
to Supply Chain Management (SCM).
In each recursion level, the emergent concepts helps explaining the discovery of the two categories of demand: independent demand and dependent demand, the feedback concept
helps explaining the closed cycles in ERP, the local, future and total environment concept helps explaining the interactions between the market and the Production System and the
Law of requisite variety helps to manage complexity.

Tags: Business, ERP, management, MRP, planning, Systems, Viable System Model, VSM


Cybernetics Landmarks – a Travellers Guide

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in cybernetics

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Cybernetics - A Start Here Guide

being an updated version of the…

Cybernetics – start here guide

by dsoul on Thu 12 Jan 2006 08:49 PM PST  |

[dhcs: May 28, 2010 | please note: this piece was originally put in place for a predecessor weblog ( as “Cybernetics – start here guide” and the original  page was still  under construction at the time that this new website was started…. in this new incarnation it is still,  unfortunately,  essentially a collection of “signposts”  rather than a travel guide, however annotations will be added over time to turn it into (a)  a true guide to the field and then onwards towards (b) the foundation of a “learning machine”The original concept of  the ‘start here guide’ will be replaced by a series of new posts on this site over the next several weeks]

Tags: autopoiesis, BAM, Business intelligence, CEP, Complex Event Processing, cybernetic, cybernetics, error, freedom, intelligence, management, Systems, Viable System Model, VSM


Cybernetics: An Introduction (10 minute videos)

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in cybernetics

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From The Cybernetics Society

The UK national learned society
and professional body promoting
pure and applied cybernetics

Ten minute videos introducing cybernetics:

Javier Livas introduces cybernetics and its application to management, organization, the mind, the state, law, the financial system, chaos and the redesigning of Government:

Tags: crisis, cybernetics, management, Organization, requisite variety


Breadcrumbs for November 19th through 21:48

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Breadcrumbs

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These are my links for November 19th from 20:41 to 21:48:

  • GAO: urgent policy concerns for transition/new administration – Many of the urgent policy concerns identified here are critical and time sensitive and require prioritized federal action. They are issues that require a focus from the transition team and new administration because if they are not dealt with, they could have great implications for life, well being, or the confidence of citizens in government, or because they have key quickly approaching dates where a decision must be made or actions taken. Consequently, these issues are not necessarily the most important issues in the long term, but rather those that must be dealt with immediately.

Tags: design, intellectual property, management, politics, science, Systems

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Very interesting threads on friendfeed, Twitter (follow the thread here), and YouTube give some indication of how quickly conversations over social media can come swell into the power of a mob. There’s a lot of debate over how lasting the impact might be on Motrin (or on Social Media like Twitter for that matter) One interesting starting piece is via – it will be interesting to see what Motrin’s response will be to the whole affair when they get into the office Monday!”

Tags: cybernetics, filters, management, social software


Breadcrumbs for November 13th to 21:29

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Breadcrumbs

These are my links for November 13th from 21:06 to 21:29:

  • Happiness as the Ultimate Goal of Cybernetics – There are two basic problems to be solved — “What has caused these problems and how can they be solved?” and, “If solutions do exist, are they compatible with humankind’s happiness?”
    Both of these problems must be analyzed based upon the careful analysis of human nature. This paper first discusses the problem of what aspect of human nature is relevant to the ceaseless increase of energy use and how such aspects can be utilized to evade the problem. The analysis of the human feeling of happiness will then be presented to examine if the life of decreased use of energy is compatible with the human nature.

Tags: astronomy, change, cybernetics, feeling, goals, knowledge, management, model, models, science, Systems


Breadcrumbs for November 13th to 19:24

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Breadcrumbs

These are my links for November 13th from 19:04 to 19:24:

  • Proxymind – z y k l o i d – Proxymind is less about GTD (Getting Things Done)It’s more about DTN (Doing Things Nearby)It is not just about groceries, it’s about every thing you want to remember, when you are at a certain place: a shop, a friend, a restaurant, a garage, a business partner, a sightseeing spot, a photo location…

Tags: design, management


Breadcrumbs for 2007-02-01

   Posted by: dsoul    in Breadcrumbs

Tags: cybernetics, management, model, models, Stafford Beer, Systems, VSM