EGR 410 SS 09 lecture 2

EGR 410 SS 09 lecture 2 - Whereas the systems approach...

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EGR 410  Systems Methodology Lecture 2
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EGR 410 Systems Methodology In our complex world system, we are forced to cope with more problems than we have resources to handle. 09/29/09 2
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EGR 410 Systems Methodology What we need is not a more complicated way of thinking but a framework that will enable us to think of complex problems in a simple way. 09/29/09 3
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EGR 410 Systems Methodology Humans are not logical creatures. Most of the time we base our judgments on hazy impressions of reality and then use logic to defend our conclusions 09/29/09 4
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EGR 410 Systems Methodology There are two fundamental approaches to solving problems 09/29/09 5
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EGR 410 Systems Methodology The Deductive Approach The Systems Approach 09/29/09 6
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EGR 410 Systems Methodology Basically, the deductive approach focuses on the parts. 09/29/09 7
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Unformatted text preview: Whereas the systems approach concentrates on the workings of the whole 09/29/09 8 EGR 410 Systems Methodology Structured Decision Process: Problem definition Specification of the goals to be achieved and their relative importance Enumeration of the decision alternatives 09/29/09 9 EGR 410 Systems Methodology Evaluation of each alternative Selection of the optimum alternative or alternatives Post-optimal analysis Controlled implementation 09/29/09 10 EGR 410 Systems Methodology 09/29/09 11 EGR 410 Systems Methodology 09/29/09 12 Decision-Making is central to human activity. Thus, we are all decision-makers. However, "good" decision-making starts with a consecutive, purposeful, strategic-thinking process. Dr. Hossein Arsham...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course EGR 491 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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