|SES #||TOPICS||READINGS DUE|
|1||System Dynamics in Action: Re-engineering the Supply Chain in a High-velocity Industry||[BD] Read Chapter 11, and skim sections 11.6, and 11.7.|
|2||Managing Instability Part 1: Formulating and Testing Robust Models of Business Processes||[BD] Read Sections 13.1, 13.2.1-13.2.9, 13.3, and 13.4.|
|3||Managing Instability Part 2: The Supply Line and Supply Chains||[BD] Read Sections 17.1, 17.2, and 17.3.|
|4||Managing Instability Part 3: Forecasting and Feedback: Bounded Rationality or Rational Expectations?||[BD] Read Chapter 16.|
|5||Boom and Bust: Real Estate, Shipbuilding, Commodities, Financial Markets|| |
[BD] Read Sections 17.4, and 17.5.
Skim Randersa, Jørgen, and Ulrich Gölukeb. "Forecasting Turning Points in Shipping Freight Rates." System Dynamics Review 23, no. 2–3 (2007): 253–84.
|6||Cutting Corners and Working Overtime: Service Quality Management||[BD] Read Sections 14.1-14.4.|
|7||Service Quality Dynamics: Customer Service at Dell||No reading due.|
|8||System Dynamics in Action: Applications of System Dynamics to Environmental and Public Policy Issues|| |
Meadows, et. al. Chapter 8 in Limits to Growth: 30-Year Update. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 9781931498586. [Preview with Google Books] (excerpts)
Meadows. The Global Citizen. Island Press, 1991. ISBN: 9781559630597. [Preview with Google Books] (selections)
|9||Meet LEW: Late, Expensive, and Wrong: The Dynamics of Project Management|| |
[BD] Read Sections 2.3, and 6.3.4.
Liption, E., I. Austen, and S. LaFraniere. "Tension and Flaws Before Health Website Crash," New York Times, November 22, 2013.
|10||Project Dynamics Modeling in the Real World|| |
[BD] Read Chapter 2.3.
Godlewski, E., G. Lee, et al. "System Dynamics Transofrms Fluor Project and Change Management." Interfaces 42, no. 1 (2012): 17-32.
|11||Getting Things Done: Firefighting, Capability Traps, and Death Spirals||Read Repenning, Nelson, and John Sterman. "Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened." (PDF) California Management Review 43, no. 4 (2001): 64-88.|
System Dynamics in Action: The Implementation Challenge
Conclusion: How to keep Learning; Follow-up Resources; Career Opportunities
|[BD] Read Chapter 22.|