New Tool: PCT 101

[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1334 AZ)]

I just put up a new tool in my knowledge worker’s tool room. As it happens, this one ties to PCT.

A copy is attached.

Regards,

Fred Nickols, CPT

Managing Partner

Distance Consulting LLC

Home to The Knowledge Worker’s Tool Room

www.nickols.us | fred@nickols.us

PCT 101 v2.docx (37.1 KB)

[From Chad Green (2012.11.26.1545 EST)]

Fred, thanks for sharing. Do you perchance see a connection between your model and the C-K theory design square?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-K_theory#C-K_operators

Best,
Chad

Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Voice: 571-252-1486
Fax: 571-252-1633

"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster

Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US> 11/26/2012 3:34 PM >>>

[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1334 AZ)]

I just put up a new tool in my knowledge worker's tool room. As it happens,
this one ties to PCT.

A copy is attached.

Regards,

Fred Nickols, CPT

Managing Partner

Distance Consulting LLC

Home to The Knowledge Worker <http://www.nickols.us/toolroom.html> 's Tool
Room

www.nickols.us <http://www.nickols.us/> | fred@nickols.us

[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1350 AZ)]

Thanks for the link, Chad. Looks interesting. Also looks like a good tool
set. I hadn't heard of it before so right now I don't see a connection
between the Target Model and the C-K square. That said, the C-K design
square might well be a useful tool for someone trying to control a variable
such as the quality of a design. The A in my model stands for Actions and
that covers an awful lot of ground.

Fred Nickols

From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet)
[mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Green
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 1:46 PM
To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
Subject: Re: New Tool: PCT 101

[From Chad Green (2012.11.26.1545 EST)]

Fred, thanks for sharing. Do you perchance see a connection between your
model and the C-K theory design square?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-K_theory#C-K_operators

Best,
Chad

Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Voice: 571-252-1486
Fax: 571-252-1633

"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster

>>> Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US> 11/26/2012 3:34 PM >>>
[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1334 AZ)]

I just put up a new tool in my knowledge worker's tool room. As it

happens,

···

-----Original Message-----
this one ties to PCT.

A copy is attached.

Regards,

Fred Nickols, CPT

Managing Partner

Distance Consulting LLC

Home to The Knowledge Worker <http://www.nickols.us/toolroom.html> 's
Tool Room

www.nickols.us <http://www.nickols.us/> | fred@nickols.us

[From Richard Pfau (2012.11.27 16:48 Nepal)]

Fred,

Your tool looks great! I may try to include it (with your eventual permission of course) in a book on human behavior that I am polishing up, that highlights PCT in a number of chapters.

Keep up the good work.

With Regards,
Richard Pfau

···

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US>
To: CSGNET <CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU>
Sent: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 3:35 pm
Subject: New Tool: PCT 101

[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1334 AZ)] I just put up a new tool in my knowledge worker’s tool room. As it happens, this one ties to PCT. A copy is attached. Regards, Fred Nickols, CPTManaging PartnerDistance Consulting LLCHome to The Knowledge Worker’s Tool Roomwww.nickols.us | fred@nickols.us

[From Chad Green (2012.11.27.1325 EST)]

If you put it that way, then I fail to see the rationale in Bill's lament about the status of PCT within the field of psychology. Why would you care about general acceptance within a given field when PCT itself represents the archetype of legitimation itself?

Chad

Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Voice: 571-252-1486
Fax: 571-252-1633

"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster

Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US> 11/26/2012 3:53 PM >>>

[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1350 AZ)]

Thanks for the link, Chad. Looks interesting. Also looks like a good tool
set. I hadn't heard of it before so right now I don't see a connection
between the Target Model and the C-K square. That said, the C-K design
square might well be a useful tool for someone trying to control a variable
such as the quality of a design. The A in my model stands for Actions and
that covers an awful lot of ground.

Fred Nickols

From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet)
[mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Green
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 1:46 PM
To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
Subject: Re: New Tool: PCT 101

[From Chad Green (2012.11.26.1545 EST)]

Fred, thanks for sharing. Do you perchance see a connection between your
model and the C-K theory design square?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-K_theory#C-K_operators

Best,
Chad

Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Voice: 571-252-1486
Fax: 571-252-1633

"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster

>>> Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US> 11/26/2012 3:34 PM >>>
[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1334 AZ)]

I just put up a new tool in my knowledge worker's tool room. As it

happens,

···

-----Original Message-----
this one ties to PCT.

A copy is attached.

Regards,

Fred Nickols, CPT

Managing Partner

Distance Consulting LLC

Home to The Knowledge Worker <http://www.nickols.us/toolroom.html> 's
Tool Room

www.nickols.us <http://www.nickols.us/> | fred@nickols.us

[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.27.1345 AZ)]

Chad:

I'm sure Bill can speak for himself but, on my part, I don't see him as
lamenting the lack of acceptance per se. If you will recall I raised the
concepts of proximate and ultimate results a while back. I rather suspect
something along the lines of a lack of general acceptance of PCT as a
barrier or obstacle to downstream results (e.g., burgeoning research, better
research, a quest for useful applications, etc., etc., etc.). Again, on my
part, I work to increase/improve the standing/stature of PCT in my field
because I think it will lead to a better world. And, admittedly, I'd also
like to garner some of the credit for helping make that happen. But who's
to say? Only time will tell.

Regards,

Fred Nickols, CPT
Managing Partner
Distance Consulting LLC
The Knowledge Worker's Tool Room
Blog: Knowledge Worker Tools
www.nickols.us | fred@nickols.us

From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet)
[mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Green
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:26 AM
To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
Subject: Re: New Tool: PCT 101

[From Chad Green (2012.11.27.1325 EST)]

If you put it that way, then I fail to see the rationale in Bill's lament

about the

status of PCT within the field of psychology. Why would you care about
general acceptance within a given field when PCT itself represents the
archetype of legitimation itself?

Chad

Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Voice: 571-252-1486
Fax: 571-252-1633

"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster

>>> Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US> 11/26/2012 3:53 PM >>>
[From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1350 AZ)]

Thanks for the link, Chad. Looks interesting. Also looks like a good

tool set. I

hadn't heard of it before so right now I don't see a connection between

the

Target Model and the C-K square. That said, the C-K design square might
well be a useful tool for someone trying to control a variable such as the
quality of a design. The A in my model stands for Actions and that covers

an

···

-----Original Message-----
awful lot of ground.

Fred Nickols

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet)
> [mailto:CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Green
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 1:46 PM
> To: CSGNET@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU
> Subject: Re: New Tool: PCT 101
>
> [From Chad Green (2012.11.26.1545 EST)]
>
> Fred, thanks for sharing. Do you perchance see a connection between
> your model and the C-K theory design square?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-K_theory#C-K_operators
>
> Best,
> Chad
>
> Chad Green, PMP
> Program Analyst
> Loudoun County Public Schools
> 21000 Education Court
> Ashburn, VA 20148
> Voice: 571-252-1486
> Fax: 571-252-1633
>
> "If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster
>
>
> >>> Fred Nickols <fred@NICKOLS.US> 11/26/2012 3:34 PM >>>
> [From Fred Nickols (2012.11.26.1334 AZ)]
>
>
>
> I just put up a new tool in my knowledge worker's tool room. As it
happens,
> this one ties to PCT.
>
>
>
> A copy is attached.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Fred Nickols, CPT
>
> Managing Partner
>
> Distance Consulting LLC
>
> Home to The Knowledge Worker <http://www.nickols.us/toolroom.html>
's
> Tool Room
>
> www.nickols.us <http://www.nickols.us/> | fred@nickols.us
>
>
>
>