Read Easter’s End and do a report
Here is an examplePreview (SanFransokyo Case) the document of what this kind of analysis looks like for
another case that you have read through, the San Fransokyo Housing Crisis. In this summary, the problem
statement and background are combined into one section, but you should keep them separate in your analysis
of Easter Island. I also want you to make your BOTGs bigger, because you have more complex annotations.
The System Dynamics summary in the example is a good model for what you should be trying to do as you
explain your Easter Island CLD.
Part 1. Combine and edit Portfolio Entries #1 and #2 into a draft Problem Statement and Background Section.
These are the first sections of your Easter Island project technical report, and represent the result of your
problem structuring analytical work.
You will need to combine your analytical thinking from Portfolio entries #1 and #2 into the scoping statement.
Use feedback I gave you, and of course update your thinking as needed since it has been a few weeks. Not all
of the information form those two exercises will be needed in the scoping statement.
Make sure you include:
A clear statement of the problem and why it is of concern.
A background on the history and emergence of the problem as a complex systems problem and the critical
relevant details of the problem’s context.
The BOTG with (a) an explanation of the outcomes of interest variable and (b) an interpretive summary of the
contributing factors of the problem and feedback that is known to be at work in this problem. You should also
note the hopes and fears projections on the BOTG and note in your discussion why this is relevant.
Part 2. Draft the “Systems Perspective” of Your Report. (10 points)
Draft the section of your report called “A Systems Perspective.” This is the result of your system structuring
This section is where you present and explain your CLD as a representation of the system structure and
dynamic at work on the problem. It should include:
A clear statement of the problem that this system model is designed to represent.
The CLD, a brief explanation of key variables, and identification of feedback loops.
An explanation of the system’s feedback dynamics and how they contribute to the problem as a system