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# Tag Archives: Complexity

## What can Software Modellers learn from Innovation Methodologies?

Recently I came across the HBR (Harvard Business Review) article ‘A Taxonomy of Innovation’ on the Luma institute design methodology. From the perspective of a software modeller, it can be asked: what can we learn from such a methodology? Continue reading

## Off Topic: Complexity Awareness in the Wild

On companies, software solutions, and what a business analyst can do for them – if they let him. Continue reading

## Sorry, I’m not infinite, I’m just complex

While dealing with infinity is more about the existence of a solution dealing with complexity is mainly about finding the optimal effort/ benefit trade-off … really? Continue reading

## Lecture Notes on Model Thinking II

*Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 3: “Thinking more clearly”:* This part points out that modelling is about naming the parts that are relevant to the purpose of the model … Continue reading

Posted in Abstract Thinking, Model Thinking
Tagged abstraction, Business Analysis, communication, Complexity, equilibrium, Lecture, Lecture Notes, model, model thinking, Modelling, Page, Scott E Page, Scott Page, Thinker, thinking
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## Complexity Awareness is Cost Awareness

If “engineering is producing an artifact to cost”, then how can modelling contribute to it? Continue reading

## Complexity Aware Modelling II

Complexity aware people are able to recognize complexity, and regard it over things like size. How do they recognise? Mainly by modelling! Continue reading

Posted in Mathematics, Model Thinking
Tagged abstraction, analysis, Complexity, computational, computational thinking, model, Modelling, Requirements, State Machine, thinking
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## Complexity Aware Modelling I

Wow – I discovered that beyond the actual technology there is something called business logic, and – most surprising – it was not trivial! (on Complexity Aware Modelling) Continue reading

## Abstraction then and now

If this is the computer age, shouldn’t be the age of abstraction as well? Continue reading

Posted in Epistemology
Tagged abstraction, ACM, Bertrand Meyer, Complexity, computer science, Jeff Kramer, Marie-Henri Beyle, Mathematics, model, modeling, Pace University, Stendhal, Students
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## UML and Complexity aware modeling

I believe that applying complexity classes to UML can provide a substantial benefit, if it can support the controlled (complexity aware) use of language. Continue reading

Posted in Software_Engineering
Tagged Activity, Class, Complexity, Diagram, Domain, Finite Model Theory, Language, model, model theory, modeling, State Machine, Transformation, UML
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## Why finiteness counts

To study computation we need a theory of finite structures. Neil Immerman’s quotation, illustrated by Hilbert’s hotel. Continue reading