Problems are my passion and this passion led to a career of two arcs. The first arc spanned twenty-five years of working with clients in corporate, government, military and non-profit environments to solve their most challenging problems. The second arc was my personal journey along the way studying problems and the best
methods to solve them.
That journey led to a deployment with the US military in Afghanistan where I first encountered the Systems Thinking aspect of the science of System Dynamics. Three years later I left my position at IBM as Chief Methodologist of Lean, Six Sigma and Agile to fully commit myself to this remarkable field. I’ve pursued a Master’s and PhD in System Dynamics publishing research ranging from the reduction of violence and instability to business application.
I believe Structured Systems Thinking is one of the most powerful problem-solving methods available today. Let me share with your organization what I’ve learned and together work to solve the hard problems that lie ahead of us.
Bruce Butler is a Senior Program & Operations Manager with over 25 years of experience spanning Finance, IT, Operations and Program Management. He holds certifications as a LSS Master Black Belt and in Supply Chain Management. Formally a Senior Global Operations Manager for GE Capital with responsibility for the successful implementation of global service delivery compliance. Bruce has spent the last 15 years as a consultant achieving operational efficiency for Fortune 100 businesses through process improvement, business architecture, change management, data analytics, supply chain and effective program management.
When I began my education at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I had not anticipated becoming quite so engaged in the science of sociology. The detailed-oriented art of mining a subject’s existent literature for its current state and quality; weighing the various theoretical lenses used to understand those findings; and designing, implementing, and analyzing the data collected for my own research projects became not just highlights of my college experience, but its most compelling aspects. My work with Dialectic Simulations is a result of that reevaluation.
As a sociologist with social work training, I have learned both the value and the importance of remembering that individual people lie at the heart of the aggregate numbers we study in the social sciences, and therefore enjoy most those areas of research that place the narrative experiences of individual humans at the forefront of our efforts – that seek to understand why people behave as they do. By combining people-centric ethics with precise, meticulous research, I believe we can help create the organizational changes that encourage our world to become the best place it can be for everyone living within it.