3.1.2 Why and where the Black Box method is used?

Using the Black Box method we will acquire logical possibilities that may or may not be the result of  existing processes - but we will become far more sensitive to new opportunities and potentials by doing this.
The Black Box method is typically used by:

  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Project managers
  • Researchers/statisticians

In manufacturing the engineer studies the real manufacturing process after its establishment, making conclusions on it just by observations and measurements etc.
Project management can be visualised as a Black Box with three "levers": Product, Cost and Duration, essential variables for any activity - production, services etc.
Research activities are based usually on statistics, trying to find a model of the object of interest using the Black Box scheme. Through statistics we can predict the process or outcome.