System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Wicked Problems?
‘Wicked’ is used to characterise problems, which are complex, dynamic
and systemic. Wicked problems have been described as
be insidious, growing like a cancer. When we become aware
of them, we may find they are difficult to resolve.
We might make what we believe to be a valid
change, implement what appears to be rational and logical policy
or strategy, only to find we still have problems. They
change form, adapt, reorganise, and reappear as a mutation. The
term ‘wicked’ can also be used to describe risks, which
are confounding to manage.
Books Related to Wicked Problems
Steve Oualline, "Wicked
Cool Perl Scripts: Useful Perl Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems".
—More information on Wicked Cool Perl Scripts: Useful Perl
Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems
Peter DeGrace and Leslie Hulet Stahl,
"Wicked Problems, Righteous Solutions: A Catolog of Modern Engineering Paradigms".
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of Modern Engineering Paradigms
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