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What is Systems Thinking and How is it Relevant?

March 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm EDT

Most of us have some clues of what systems thinking is but what is its value and relevance versus any other way that we think? Given the complexities in organizations and many other ways of thinking among our collegues, system think offers some welcomed benefit to improve success with lasting outcomes. This informal presentation will explore the merits of systems thinking with some real life working examples to heighten our awareness. 

Dr. Danny Moore is a Systems Engineer with the MITRE Corporation located in McLean Virginia functioning in a trusted advisor capacity to federal agencies. Prior to joining MITRE, Danny was heavily involved in the adoption of lean in a range of commercial sectors working with industry leading companies that include Rockwell Collins, United Airlines, ThermoFisher, BoehringerMannheim, Agilent, Compaq Computer, Western Geophysical and Rubbermaid. Danny has 32 years in process improvement with certifications as a Lean Master, Project Management Professional, Master Black Belt, and ASQ SS Black Belt. He co-chairs the 509/511 Lean Six Sigma SIG.   He holds degrees from Texas A&M University, University of Houston, an MBA with Information Systems and Computer Technology certification from Shenandoah University as well as a doctorate in Information Science and Communication from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. He is now completing a Master of Science in Health Services Administration with a thesis on “A Systems Approach to Telemedicine for Developing Countries” from multiple trips to Nicaragua.  He is going back to Nicaragua in March for a third medical trip to determine what would a telemedicine capability look like for the country to develop an adoption roadmap. He hopes to expand those lessons learned to other developing countries. His favorite pleasure is hang time with his wife, kids (3), grandkids (7). After graduation, he plans to continue mission and health work in Nicaragua, conduct research in systems, analytics, and technology adoption, and promote telecare in developing countries.


5:30 – 6:00 PM – Networking & Pizza

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Evening Program

7:00 – 7:15 PM – Special Announcements


SW SIG monthly recurring WebEx Session:


Meeting number:   801 837 070
Meeting password: wYps2MMg

Join by Phone:
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 
Access Code:  801 837 070

Room: 1N100
Bldg: MITRE-2
MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia


March 28, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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