Connection circles

Helps in studying a system - identify relations and feedback loops.

Connection Circles

How to create connection circles...

  1. Identify key elements of the system under study. It's a 'key' element if...
    • It changing will be important for the system
    • It can increase or decrease
    • Is a noun(eg. Bug tickets)
  2. Write this around the circles - make sure its less than 10.
  3. Find all cause and effect relations...
    • Elements that causes other elements to increase/decrease
    • Draw a arrow between the two
    • Mention increase/decrease using a +/- at the effect end.
  4. Find relations that are a closed loop - these are feedback loops.