Resilience Engineering

Success can be elusive and sustained success even more so. In this series the reader is introduced to the new science of resilience engineering (RE) to explore just what it takes to sustain success. RE’s roots are in accident and failure analysis. Ironically, a positive approach is used to managing failure, i.e., maintaining success is the best way to avoid failure. To do that the variability of conditions, people, tools, etc., must be considered. Excellent planning only goes so far. In complex situations, though, one can’t plan for everything. Deciding what to do when the rules fall apart becomes critical for success. This is the realm of RE. The reader will learn how the experts behave, e.g., Capt Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson, when faced with unplanned-for events. A journey for learning how to prepare for the unforeseen is initiated.

The Journey

  1. Resilience Engineering #1: Robust Vs. Resilient
  2. Resilience Engineering #2: Drift
  3. Resilience Engineering #3: Miracle On The Hudson
  4. Resilience Engineering #4: Character Traits – A Checklist
  5. Resilience Engineering #5: Bad Dog, No Biscuit – The Domino Model
  6. Resilience Engineering #6: Color Inside The Lines – The Barrier Model
  7. Resilience Engineering #7: Dynamics of Success – Functional Resonance Accident Model
  8. Resilience Engineering #8: Rupert Murdoch’s Folly
  9. Resilience Engineering #9: Personal Success and Leadership
  10. Resilience Engineering #10: Success When in the Grip
  11. Resilience Engineering #11: Grief and Awareness – Breaking the Grip of Robustness
  12. Resilience Engineering #12: Party Time
  13. Resilience Engineering #13: Tap Dancing on Ball Bearings
  14. Resilience Engineering #14: Company Scorecard
  15. Resilience Engineering #15: Cutting Edge
  16. Resilience Engineering #16: Hammering out a Schedule
  17. Resilience Engineering #17: Getting Things Right
  18. Resilience Engineering #18: There’s Never Enough Time!
  19. Resilience Engineering #19: Substance Abuse and Resilience
  20. Resilience Engineering #20: Work As Imagined Vs. As Performed
  21. Resilience Engineering #21: Organizational Fatigue
  22. Resilience Engineering #22: Organizational Failure – Ping for Failure
  23. Resilience Engineering #23: Organizational Fatigue – The Project Fog
  24. Resilience Engineering #24: Thanksgiving and Success
  25. Resilience Engineering #25: Organizational Fatigue – Sharpen Your Saw
  26. Resilience Engineering #26: Organizational Fatigue – Task duration, Schedule and Politics!
  27. Resilience Engineering #27: Organizational Fatigue – Task Duration – Managing Up
  28. Resilience Engineering #28: Driving Towards Failure – Maladaptation
  29. Resilience Engineering #29: Keep Your Wits About You
  30. Resilience Engineering #30: Balance and Perspective
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