This EuroMaTech training course shows you how to solve difficult complex problems and develop better and faster solutions than traditional approaches offer. Participants will learn when and how use System Dynamics, Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Methods as responses to the constant change in technology, population, and economic activity that are transforming the world, and increasing the complexity of today's business organisations.
System Dynamics is useful in policy or strategy formulation, in rapidly changing or complex situations. It is used to solve problems by seeing the bigger picture as an additional tool to traditional analysis that is concerned with breaking a problem down to its constituent parts.
Design thinking is concerned with solving problems through synthesis. It allows work on many possible solutions at once. This method enables consideration of the problem from a variety of perspectives and speculate on both the past and future of the situation.
Both approaches can be used in addition to the scientific method of problem solving which requires a highly-defined problem focused on delivering a single solution.
The Designing Solutions to Complex Business Problems training course also covers many of the techniques and tools developed by systems analysis practitioners, process modellers and project managers for Lean and Agile approaches to requirements that are unclear or fast-changing. The training course provides a step-by-step methodology for translating complex scenarios into structured practical models.
The Designing Solutions to Complex Business Problems techniques are normally applied to:
- Identify real issues in complex interconnected situations
- Gain increased productivity through business improvements in complex situations
- Examine long-term trends and alternative business solutions for harnessing radical innovations
- Focus on the key elements of complex scenarios
- Evaluate the best course of action through strategic problem solving
The methods, skills and techniques learned in this EuroMaTech training course will enable leaders to design and implement organisational change, as well as influence complex alliances, partnerships and other interfirm relationships.