#process #system #control


Most systems that can be controlled are steered at a derivative level (e.g. steering wheel for direction, diet for weight loss, features for business goal).

A goal is necessary to set the system, and progress towards the goal needs to be tracked to adjust the system accordingly (aka steering). Control is achieved by tuning the system, e.g. restricting calories more, turning the wheel more, changing direction in the features being built.

This is pure causality, you can only act on the cause and observe the consequence.

A side effect to that rule is that to drive effectively, iterating through cause and consequences fast is required.