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Improving the probability of effective organizational change in the Coast Guard through the combined use of System Dynamics and Enterprise Value Stream Mapping & Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Nelson Repenning. en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnston, Michael J., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-16T19:30:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-16T19:30:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/44694
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-117). en_US
dc.description.abstract Most major organizational changes never reap the benefits the original planners envisioned, they often take longer to implement than expected and in a dynamic environment that can spell disaster for a large enterprise. The Coast Guard is in the midst of several major organizational changes while planning several more. This thesis will use two powerful analysis tools to make policy recommendations that may lead to greater success in the implementation of change. The two tools are Enterprise Value Stream Mapping Analysis (EVSMA) and System Dynamics (SD). Chapter 1 is a more detailed introduction into the motivation behind this thesis. Chapter 2 will review a brief history of some of the major changes within the Coast Guard. Chapter 3 recapitulates some studies conducted in the business sector, with respect to organizational change. This chapter also explains some basic System Dynamics concepts to better contextualize the business cases mentioned. Chapter 4 describes the Enterprise Value Stream Mapping Analysis of the Coast Guard First District. Chapter 5 develops causal loops that attempt to model the dynamics of change within the Coast Guard. Chapter 6 describes some policy recommendations based on the lean enterprise evaluation and the system dynamics model we developed. Chapter 7 summarizes some lessons learned and then proposes further studies. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Michael J. Johnston. en_US
dc.format.extent 119 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Improving the probability of effective organizational change in the Coast Guard through the combined use of System Dynamics and Enterprise Value Stream Mapping & Analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 297184511 en_US


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