Resources

Systems Dynamics Web Sites

MIT System Dynamics in Education Project        

System Dynamics Mega Link                            

Tom Fiddaman’s Model Library                           

Articles and Research Papers

The Standard Method, Jim Hines

All Models are Wrong: Reflections on Becoming a Systems Scientist (pdf)
John D. Sterman

Books

Business Dynamics
John D. Sterman, 2000 (the bible of system dynamics)

Industrial Dynamics
Jay Forrester, 1961

Urban Dynamics
Jay Forrester, 1969

Corporate Planning and Policy Design: A System Dynamics Approach
Jim Lyneis, 1980

The Cathedral & The Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary
Eric Raymond

The Success of Open Source
Steven Weber, 2004

Tools and Software

GForge: A Web-based program that allows multiple users to collaborate on software development (in this case, the STEM education model). GForge includes tools such as message forums, mailing lists, and document repositories that facilitate information sharing.

Starlight: A tool developed by Battelle to provide virtual access to large amounts of data.  Click here for an article on the Starlight.

STELLA: A modeling tool to dynamically visualize and communicate how complex systems and ideas really work.

VENSIM: Simulation software Raytheon used to develop the STEM education model.