Strategies for solving complex problems
Authored by IES Past President Iain MacLeod
The paper discusses fundamental issues in problem solving and describes strategies used by professional engineers.
The paper recommends that an engineered approach should be adopted by all who need to solve complex problems. All educational curricula should have a component of learning to solve such problems.
Background to the Paper
To Engineer is a summary of the author's findings in a search for answers to the question 'How is it that professional engineers are able to consistently achieve successful outcomes in situations of complex uncertainty?'