This article gives an introduction to some important aspects of system theory and system analysis. We present some frameworks and toolsets used for system analysis and summarize some key points of these tools. The article aims to show some of the complexity behind system analysis and why there often is no simple solution. It then follows up with some (not so positive) real-world examples to show what can happen when one does not fully understand the complexity of systems and the causal relations within them.
by Paul Fauth-Mayer and Alexander Merker