# Wicked problems

From Faster Than 20

There's a certain class of problems that are beyond complex which we call Wicked Problems. One of the definitions of wicked problems is they are so complex, that as soon as you start trying to desribe the challenge, the challenge changes.

One of the specific challenges of wicked problems is that we try to apply tame problem solving approaches to wicked problems. Take linearity. A linear case and effect mapping that works for simple problems does not work for wicked problems.