Bringing an E-Car to market (ToC example model)

This is just a small example model for part 3 of a series of guidances called "Quantitative Optimization and Risk Analysis of Projects and Processes". It describes a fictious case of a start up enterprise that develops and produces a new electric vehicle. Here is the link to the guidance: http://www.consideo.de/downloads/Culture_of_Reflection_p3.pdf Here is the Operations Research version using the iM Optimizer: http://www.imodeler.info/ro?key=Cv-vW-0iM4jA9XyEX5IUQcw Here is the Monte Carlo version simulating a bandwidth of possible developments: http://www.imodeler.info/ro?key=C3e5iEZDsZINOLEwDCa786w Time: The model looks at units of 10 cars and uses as a time unit 'weeks' as the shortest process per car sho ...»

Warum Deutschland einen Politikwechsel braucht (ausführlich)

Politik, die sich an den Bedürfnissen der BürgerInnen und den Herausforderungen der Gegenwart und Zukunft orientierte, könnte sehr sachlich nach optimalen Lösungen suchen. Die Realität ist eine der Deutungshoheiten und Interessenvertretungen weniger. Um jetzt doch auf die Zusammenhänge blicken zu können, gibt es drei Modelle: 1. Ein Modell, das von den Grundbedürfnissen ausgehend fragt, wie die Wahlprogramme mit welchen konkreten Maßnahmen und deren Finanzierung diese bedienen. (https://www.know-why.net/model/CEmfwpno9RiyBWwLLxJs55w) 2. Dieses Modell, welches vor unserem vorherrschenden Wertesystem des materiellen Wohlstands auf die konkreten Herausforderungen schaut. 3. Ein Modell, das sogar noch extremer nu ...»

Warum Deutschland einen Politikwechsel braucht (Kurzform mit Fokus auf Wirtschaft)

Politik, die sich an den Bedürfnissen der BürgerInnen und den Herausforderungen der Gegenwart und Zukunft orientierte, könnte sehr sachlich nach optimalen Lösungen suchen. Die Realität ist eine der Deutungshoheiten und Interessenvertretungen weniger. Um jetzt doch auf die Zusammenhänge blicken zu können, gibt es drei Modelle: 1. Ein Modell, das von den Grundbedürfnissen ausgehend fragt, wie die Wahlprogramme mit welchen konkreten Maßnahmen und deren Finanzierung diese bedienen. (https://www.know-why.net/model/CEmfwpno9RiyBWwLLxJs55w) 2. Ein Modell, welches vor unserem vorherrschenden Wertesystem des materiellen Wohlstands auf die konkreten Herausforderungen schaut.  (https://www.know-why.net/model/C2q1MHHp57B ...»

Waterkant Festival 2017: collaborative workshop model

This small model should just help to facilitate a workshop at the WaterkantFestival 2017 in Kiel, Germany. The topic is to show how a new enterprise can become successful with an innovation. This model looks exactly at the enterprise. Another model will look at the generation of an innovative product (applying the so called Idealized System Design). And a third, quantitative model will show how counterintiutive dynamics behind a start up can be (the diffussion model that shows how to burn investor's money). "If an enterprise fails it is because some crucial factors were overlooked or some dynamics were underestimated"  Even copying a success story only works under certain circumstances. Otherwise best practic ...»

Qualitative model on the UN's sustainable development goals (SDG) Extended

Qualitative cause and effect model on the SDGs This is a model that we (...) use for a paper yet to be published. Please copy (on know-why.net you find the link to insert it into your account) it into your free account of iMODELER in order to enhance it and weight the connections to fit a concrete region or nation. You may also consider two concrete countries, e.g. a developed country and a developing country. Background:The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in their generalized form need to be further reflected in order to identify synergies and trade-offs between their (sub-)targets, and to apply them to concrete nations and regions. Explorative, qualitative cause and effect modeling could serve as a tool  ...»

A solution for Ghana's and probably other country's future

Just returned from a science/business trip from Ghana - this time also visiting some 'hinterland' as well as tourist attractions. Great people (I mean that) and potentially a great country as well. They have the beaches, the forests even near the beaches, they speak English, they have great local food, and at least in the south it was despite dry season extremely green.  But for the first time in my life I wasn't willing to jump into the ocean - too much garbage in it. I wasn't jogging - too much pollution in the air. Almost 50 percent the people unemployed and most of the others selling stupid plastic stuff. It is a pity. Plastic garbage, old oil spilling cars everywhere. So, no hotel could afford to pay for ...»

qualitative mini model on sustainability

Just a small but powerful model to show the features of different qualitative weightings between short, medium and long term.

Quantitative model on smallholder's income (Workshop example using Monte Carlo)

This quantitative model is from a workshop for the University of Cape Coast. It features a small quantitative model that starts with a steady constant development of a smallholder's income from growing one crop. Via step by step simulation it can be changed. The model, then, was enriched by a Monte-Carlo simulation of the possible influence from extreme weather and by the use of the range() function to look for all possible combinations to identify an optimal solution. Note: some of the factors have an explanation of the formula within their properties. Range() version of the model: http://www.imodeler.info/ro?key=CRfyLZCT7YB5n6AHKGAXm2Q Version without range() or Monte Carlo: http://www.imodeler.info/ro?key= ...»

Illegal mining and water quality and availability (collaborative)

This is a qualitative model from an iMODELER workshop for a group of scientists from different fields from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Feel free to continue the modeling via this collaborative link. Here is the read-only link to the original model: http://www.imodeler.info/ro?key=CIcLFmS12YTHp4U7SkgXR9w  What is the question the model should answer: What can be done in order to mitigate the effects from illigal mining (surface mining) on the quality of water from rivers? What are the system’s boundaries? only illigal mining only mining activities with relevant impact on rivers  …. What is the time scope? short term: 1 year medium: 5 years long: 10 years What are the categories/colors? Additional note ...»

PiM example: Growing of crops

Just a small quantitative model for a workshop to show the features of the PROCESS iMODELER (PiM) factors with the example of a farming process. Please post any further questions :-)