Soft skills for the modern world

  • Systems Engineering (Thinking) — the ability to identify and select own system of interest, the operational environment, emergent properties, processes and lifecycle. See INCOSE material and ISO 42010.
  • The ability to identify domains, stakeholders, concerns and their needs/requirements. See INCOSE material, IEEE 15288:2015 and NIST standard for Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • The ability to formulate a hypothesis with supported measurements (see “Feynman on Scientific Method”)
  • Stakeholder management: To work through conflicting goals and requirements — Theory of Constraint (Thinking Tools), see a lot of material in the TOC community by E.Goldratt, E.Schragenheim and many others. For a short introduction, see Clark Ching “Bottleneck Rules”.
  • Conflict resolution technical — i.e. metal shall be soft and hard. See TRIZ with variations — Triz+, BioTRIZ.
  • Friend: “Agile/DevOps is a method of delivering things faster/better/cheaper. Would you like it?
  • Me: Of course, yes.
  • Friend: And I didn’t say anything meaningful until now.

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I am a systems thinker with a deep understanding of technology and a methodological approach to innovation

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