No, not "evil" or "bitchin'": each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem.
- how iterative can you be? How expensive is each loop?
- and an index, a handy way of expressing the complexity and horror of a situation
- Systems And Games
- http://www.cognexus.org/id42.htm A wicked problem is one for which each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem. Wicked problems cannot be solved in a traditional Linear fashion, because the problem definition evolves as new possible solutions are considered and/or implemented.
- "Wicked Problems and Social Complexity" - Collective Intelligence is a natural property of socially shared cognition, a natural enabler of Collaboration. But there are also natural forces that challenge collective intelligence, forces that doom projects and make collaboration difficult or impossible. These are forces of fragmentation... The antidote to fragmentation is shared understanding (Shared Vision) and shared Commitment. The 2 key sources of fragmentation are Wicked problems and social Complexity (multi-diverse Stakeholders)
- "Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning" (cite ) (Policy Sciences, Vol. 4, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company Inc., Amsterdam, 1973), Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber
- Wicked Problems, Righteous Solutions by Peter De Grace ISBN:013590126X
- Mary Poppendieck http://www.poppendieck.com/wicked.htm lists characteristics
- Laurence J Peter - Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
- Jeff Conklin http://www.3m.com/meetingnetwork/readingroom/gdss_wicked.html
- PhilJones: http://thoughtstorms.info/view/wickedproblems
inspired... Wicked Projects
- Mary Poppendieck says Wicked projects arise when a project is organized to tackle a wicked problem as if it were a tame problem.
Related: Karl Popper's "clocks vs clouds" problem framing.