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Large software systems are invariably complex systems. Patterns of interactions between interdependent subsystems can surprise us - and usually not in good ways!

June 27-29, 2023 Conference
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Join us at the Barbican in London this June

With a conference for every level of engineering leadership, find a community that will help you reach your career goals.

By their very nature, complex systems are very difficult to reason about. But there are structured methods that can help us to understand our systems better, to design more robust software, and to learn more when things do go wrong.

In this talk, Laura will cover methods such as EAST-BL, System Dynamics, and the Energy Barrier perspective, with a specific focus on how these methods can be applied to the development and operation of distributed software systems.