Como, 17-th December, 2015. UNI, Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione, that performs regulatory activities in Italy, has published the UNI 11613 Valutazione della Complessità (Business Complexity Assement) guidelines. UNI 11613 furnishes guidelines as to how an organization may establish, monitor and put into practice the assessment of business complexity. The goal is to identify the critical complexity of a business and to identify and rank its drivers, with the objective of increasing the resilience of an organization.
The UNI 11613 guidelines may be accessed here.
The guidelines have been impulsed by Dr. J. Marczyk and Mr. D. Noventa of Ontonix, who are also its principal co-authors. The guidelines propose various methods of complexity quantification, among which is the metric developed by Ontonix that takes into account structure and entropy. The metric is identified via the following functional expression: C=f(N, S, E) where N is the number of business parameters, S is an adjacency matrix and E the entropy matrix.
“UNI 11613 establishes an important precedent” said Dr. J. Marczyk. “It is fact the first ever attempt to regulate complexity and the procedures needed to monitor it. We wish to extend our appreciation and thanks to UNI, its technical committee and to the whole working group which has contributed enthusiastically to the guidelines” he added. "We are proud of the fact that these guidelines on complexity - a necessary step towards the first complexity-specific ISO standard - have originated in Italy", he concluded.
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