Soft Systems Methodology: Conceptual Model Building and Its Contribution

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Conceptual model building is accepted as a key phase in Soft Systems Methodology. Despite the recognition of the importance of the SSM, students are still experiencing difficulty with the basic process of conceptual model building. This book addresses that issue.

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"SSM offers an elegantly simple approach that is both powerful,yet non-threatening and one that forces organisations to confrontquestions essential to their very survival such as, "Are we doingthe right thing?"
From the Foreword by Mike Duffy, Operations Director, The SmithGroup

Since its inception more than thirty years ago, the benefits ofusing Soft Systems Methodology for problem solving has gainedworldwide recognition. Yet, despite recognising the importance ofSSM, students and practitioners still experience considerabledifficulty with the intellectual process involved.

Based on a lifetime experience as an academic and consultant,Brian Wilson provides guidance on how to develop a range ofconceptual models across a variety of business problems. Buildingon his earlier work in Systems: Concepts, Methodologies andApplications he takes a practical approach to the topic basedon the premise that all organisations are unique. He developsconcepts to articulate ways of thinking about complexity. These arean alternative to mathematically-based concepts, and they offerrigorous, and defensible ways of answering the question 'What do wetake the organisation to be?' A model of the most appropriate andrelevant concept for your own organisation can then be successfullydeveloped and applied.

Of relevance to organisations of any type, or any size, thisbook shows how model building within SSM can be used to cope withreal-life problems. It will be an invaluable resource for studentsand practitioners in both the public and private sectors.

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  • provides a practical approach to an established and importanttopic
  • builds on the success of his own and Peter Checkland's work inthe area
  • case studies include the Army, the Navy, the Prison Service,Trustee Savings Bank, Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, the Met. Office anda theatre
  • offers a range of illustrative applications

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