15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics

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Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. Students use simulation models, management flight simulators, and case studies to develop conceptual and modeling skills for the design and management of high-performance organizations in a dynamic world. Case studies of successful applications of system dynamics in growth strategy, management of technology, operations, supply chains, product development, and others. Principles for effective use of modeling in the real world. Meets with 15.8741 first half of term when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking half-term graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.871 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Keith, H. Rahmandad, N. Repenning and J. Sterman.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E51-325.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to System Dynamics site or on the 15.871 Stellar site.

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