Comments on: Rebuilding post-Sandy: Whole greater than parts Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: hollmeer Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:42:36 +0000 Re the Japan case, I was touching/involved a bit last Summer through my networks into such “systemic-intensive strategic-growth-governance case” into post-tsunami-areas challenges. Huge challenge there, huge funds collected into three mega-scale funds, but the century-old rigidities and siloed modes prevent effectively to bring in any far more effective & efficient modes which are required to scale/scope systemic & resilient-growth response (with huge/aggressive time-window-squeezing parallelization of a vast array of network-centric cross-industry-operations).

Such systematic way with the

(1) required novel ecosystems’ strategy-to-operations through-life commitments (the business ecosystems strategic commitments perspective into a highly advanced network-centric-growth mode),

(2) the spectrum of such robust/recilient operational systems (as the vast array of such “emergence-design-paradox” type – i.e. very emergent/dynamic, chaotic, complex-adaptive operational systems-of-systems), and

(3) programme/project vehicles (as Nth degree-complexity open-ended business-endeavors to deal with the systemic transformation of the vast legacy-intertia vs. tabularasa/novel full-spectrum/through-life solution commitments balance)

to realize an “aging-well” society into such context was initially discussed among a set of stakeholders, but seemingly back then too big a challenge to be developed on even a case-level into a serious potential proposal & projected action agenda, as seemingly nowhere enough guts – or such required “incremental commitment elaboration” based multi-disciplined xSE capability to engage into such challenge.

Interesting to see, if this kind of Reuters channel to wider audiences might create a serious systemic-intensive-aware response from s core set of key stakeholders to be able to create a proper demonstration case for the xSE potentials to deliver.

Just recall the main theme of the 2008 INCOSE/Utrecht Conference, i.e. “Systems Engineering for the Planet”. Broadened into such systemic thinking, “ex-ante/ex-dolo” architecting & engineering as much as possible in such multiply-ovelaid complex-adaptive-systems “emergence-design-paradoxes”, and bringing the benefits of the “agile-xSE” “incremental commitment orchestration” frameworks across such triple areas, there is huge potential in contemporary world’s systemic challenges to bring robust/resilient survival trajectories into many areas with diverse advanced modes of Systems-of-Systems through-life arcitectures & operations “engineering”.

By: KevinR Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:56:12 +0000 This is a good article and on target. We need to start responding to disasters with the understanding it’s a complex system of systems problem. It’s the complexity that makes the recovery so hard. The authors make this point in their 3rd paragraph. By not considering the whole system often fixing one failure only exposes and exasperate other problems extending the recovery in both time and cost. If a small portion of the $60B could be applied to the understanding and addressing the whole systems problem then not only would Sandy relief benefit (speed of recovery and relief to suffers) but serve as tool for future disaster recovery.

By: hollmeer Sat, 05 Jan 2013 19:53:44 +0000 Another target for such in Japan post-tsunami-areas, the huge funds collected there – and already being consumed just to rebuild in the greedy mode the past – wait for such systemic-intensive & network-centric cross-industry approach, to be able to deliver the required novel “aging-well” society, with obviously novel & advanced forms of actor networks/ecosystems with quite non-traditional through-life commitment characteristics, quite distinct set of advanced capabilities, and infrastructure platfoms (resources, structures & processes).

Enhancing the advanced Systems-of-systems engineering approaches into the vast triple-domain “emergence-desing-paradox” challenges in dealing such systematic way with the (1) required novel ecosystems’ strategy-to-operations through-life commitments, (2) the spectrum of such robust/recilient operational systems, and (3) programme/project vehicles, such advanced “incremental commitment model” oriented xSE-frameworks and approaches would bring real distinct capabilities spectrum to deal with such systemic-intensive and increasingly already time-critical mega-scale transformation cases.

A job to do ahead.