Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Wicked Problem

Thinking about the unreasonable problems

I've been thinking about some unreasonable problems. Some call them 'wicked'. The wicked problem is one where the issues interlock and become interdependent, perhaps even circular, as in Catch 22. There's no definitive statement of the problem. In fact, until the problem is resolved, you may not know what the problem is -- it takes hindsight to see --

Some get at this problem with the IBIS, the issue based information system. You can learn more by viewing my slide share below or at

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