Talk:Wicked problem

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Former good article nominee Wicked problem was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
May 10, 2012 Good article nominee Not listed

Isn't this whole article basically just about cool ways to waste time? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.167.139.10 (talk) 01:23, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Not at all. Wicked problems and efforts to resolve them have become front-and-centre concerns for professional managers and IT specialists in the age of social media, where user sentiment is unpredictable and can significantly affect not just political issues, but also business reputations and sales performance. What's wrong with the article is a crude understanding by its original authors of the concepts being discussed. Peter S Strempel | Talk 10:20, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Reference checks[edit]

The reference to the actual paper by Rittel and Weber points to a dead link. The paper is stil available online from Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering at http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/ellendo/rittel/rittel-dilemma.pdf. The pagination is the same as the original PDF (which I downloaded from a university library service as part of a master's course). I don't want to inadvertently destroy a reference hierarchy I don't quite understand. If a passing editor with more experience in these matters would care to make the changes I'm sure all readers would benefit. Peter S Strempel | Talk 10:20, 9 December 2016 (UTC)