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Practical Systems Thinking

IE59000

Spring 2018

Days/Time: TTh / 12:00-1:15 pm
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
The objective of the course is to expose students to real life scenarios and enhance their systems thinking when it comes to overcoming socio-technical and complicated problems.

Description:
The course will include stakeholder analysis, formulation of requirements, system design and communication aspects from a systems engineering perspective.

Topics Covered:
-Importance of team communication
-Fundamentals of complex problems
-Problem dynamics
-Cost and benefit
-Systems strategies
-Stakeholder engagement

Prerequisites:
No pre-requisites are required for this course except from graduate standing.

Applied/Theory: 95/5

Homework:
The course includes weekly group assignments, as well as a few individual assignments throughout the semester.

Projects:
The team project will include topics related to complex systems problems and include progress reports. A final presentation will be given by each team at the end of the semester, to a group of industry leaders.

Exams:
The course has no exams.

Textbooks:
No textbooks required for this course. All necessary readings will be handed out by instructor.

Computer Requirements:
Written text software (e.g. Word) and Blackboard are the only necessary tools.

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CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Daniel Dumbacher

Phone
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Email
ddumbach@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

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