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DSM Foundations and Applications, and an Update on the Explainer

DSM Foundations and Applications, and an Update on the Explainer

Year: 2015

Section: Methods and Complexity Management

Editor: Browning, T. R.; Eppinger, S. D.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Steward, D. V.

Series: DSM

Section: Methods and Complexity Management

Pages: 03-08

Abstract

DSM can be used as an autonomous organization. It can also be used to manage risks. Frustrated and irrational people cannot solve problems, and when people cannot solve the problems that adversely affect them, they become frustrated and irrational. To escape this trap, it is necessary to solve the problems that got people into this trap. The Explainer can be used to extend people’s limited capabilities to solve such complex problems. It can be used to find explanations for specific behaviors. And it can also be used to design systems to satisfy a given behavior by turning an explanation for the behavior into the design. Examples are shown for how the Explainer can be used to shed light on how to solve problems that befuddle Congress and cause such animosity and useless squabbles.

Keywords: Autonomous organizations, risk management, problem solving, frustration and irrationality traps

ds endorsed conferenceDSM 2015 - 17th International DSM Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Design Structure Matrix (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other. DSM‐based techniques have proven to be very valuable in understanding, designing, and optimizing complex system architectures such as those of products, organizations, and processes. The International DSM Conference provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and developers of DSM‐related tools to exchange experiences, discuss...

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