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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Icons for IBIS [transclusions]

Eric    (01)

most of my experience is with using cognitive mapping as a notation and
Decision Explorer as a software, so heed my comments with care. I've
principally facilitated 1-2 day, face-to-face workshops on strategic
decisions in the rail industry. Mostly about deciding whether to go ahead on
bids for tenders for new rail links or airport trains. Cost overruns, or the
risk of claims being of high concern. Maps have been normally around 350
nodes, sometimes as low as 200, or as high as 1200 with pre-workshop input .
I use the transclusive links enormously to help me navigate the
interconnected maps, edit them and build new maps using old nodes. The
modelling notation though assumed transclusive links from the start, so
they're integral to its use.    (02)

The few occasions where I've used IBIS I've built smaller maps over 1-2
hours and relied on my own memory to navigate the map (sometimes poorly).
This has mainly been of the 'what /where next' type of decision in
mid-project. I made use of transclusive links, but I can't say that I
depended on them. I guess I've internalised them to the extent I've become
prejudiced to their use.    (03)

Lancaster, UK    (04)

----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Armstrong <eric.armstrong@sun.com>
To: <ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:13 AM
Subject: Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Icons for IBIS    (05)

> Mark Westcombe wrote:
> > I think this is my first post to this list, and I could go on replying
to an
> > accumulation of thoughts relating to some of the IBIS discussions that
> > taken place here over the past few months. I shall endeavour instead to
> > respond more often in the future and include them there.
> Great stuff, and welcome. The best arguments about what designs *ought*
> to be successful are easily refuted by what people *actually* find useful.
> I'm curious, though. What kind of discussions are you managing with IBIS?
> I've been assuming that if we had a reasonable tool, even without
> we could use it to further our deliberations wrt a decent design.
> Would your experience suggest otherwise?
>    (06)

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