Models of Organisational Failure (PCE4)

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  2. Emeritus Professor John Dobson
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Author(s)Dobson J, Periorellis P
Publication type Report
Series TitleSchool of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Legacy DateJune 2003
Report Number801
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The purpose of this deliverable is to provide a taxonomy of organisational failures, so that there is a basis for analysing some of the possible organisational failure modes resulting from putting together two or more organisational systems, each with its own purpose in its own organisational context, to make a new DSoS. It thus provides a way of examining new emergent failure modes. It also points out possible failure modes that, because they are organisational, cannot be prevented (or tolerated) at the level of the individual technical systems or the technical system that brings them together.discussing a number of results that we received from the case studies in the last few months and since our last deliverable [PCE4]. We will show that in order to address the issues raised by the case studies we need to carefully think about the architecting of a Systems of Systems (SoS). Note here that we are interested not merely in the architecture but in the process of architecting i.e. the rationale behind providing an adequate architecture that addresses the issues surrounding systems of systems i.e. autonomous systems, that are integrated while maintaining their organizational boundaries.
InstitutionSchool of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
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