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The New Engineering Game

By : Tim Weilkiens
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The New Engineering Game

By: Tim Weilkiens

Overview of this book

Organizations today face an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, whatever their market. This change requires new systems that are built on the foundation of a new kind of engineering and thinking. The New Engineering Game closes the gap between high-level reflections about digitalization and daily engineering methods and tools. The book begins by describing the first three industrial revolutions and their consequences, and by predicting the fourth industrial revolution. Considering the fourth industrial revolution, it explains the need for a new kind of engineering. The later chapters of the book provide valuable principles, patterns, methods, and tools that engineering organizations can learn and use to succeed on the playfield of digitalization. By the end of the book, you’ll have all the information you need to understand the various concepts to take your first steps towards the world of digitalization.
Table of Contents (5 chapters)

Cynefin Framework

Finally, I would like to briefly present the Cynefin framework by Dave Snowden (David J. Snowden, Mary E. Boone. A Leader's Framework for Decision Making. Harvard Business Review. November 2007). It is a clear and concise model that describes the complex, complicated, chaos, simple, and disorder domains.

The idea of the Cynefin framework is to provide a tool for decision makers to see things from different viewpoints.

Figure 4.2 depicts the Cynefin framework with its five domains: simple, complicated, complex, chaotic, and disorder:

Figure 4.2: Cynefin framework

The simple domain hosts the "known knowns," that is, things that we know that we know. The reaction to events in the simple domain is to determine the facts ("sense"), to categorize them, and finally, to act based on the rules or best practices of that category.

An example is a support request by a customer. First, you collect all the available information, and then you categorize...