2 Part 1 Starting the unit
Welcome to T306_2 Managing complexity: a systems approach – introduction. As I write, I experience a sense of excitement. For me, as for you, this is the beginning of the unit. These are the first few sentences I'm writing and so, although I have a good idea of how the unit is going to turn out, the details are by no means clear. Nevertheless, the excitement and anticipation I, and maybe you, are experiencing now is an important ingredient in what will become our experiences of the unit.
The structure of the unit is illustrated in Figure 1. You will find a number of activity-sequence diagrams in this unit. In an activity-sequence diagram activities at the pointed end of the arrows can only happen after the activity at the other end of the arrow has been completed. The sequence of activities for Part 1 of this unit is shown in Figure 2.