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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.

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Steve Oualline, "Wicked Cool Perl Scripts: Useful Perl Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems".
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Peter DeGrace and Leslie Hulet Stahl, "Wicked Problems, Righteous Solutions: A Catolog of Modern Engineering Paradigms".
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