3 edition of Practical Soft Systems Analysis found in the catalog.
Practical Soft Systems Analysis
David C. Patching
July 1990 by Trans-Atlantic Publications .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||320|
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Primarily this book demonstrates how to interpret and apply soft systems concepts in practical situations. It bridges the gap between pragmatists and academics in the systems field by approaching the subject from a practical viewpoint, first translating the language of systems into common parlance, examining the difficulties that occur in practice and overcoming them, and Price: $ Part 3 The use of soft systems analysis: systems analysis - the hard/soft division; the advantages of soft systems analysis.
Part 4 Introduction to the SSM: the soft systems methodology - an overview; outputs and rules; summary of the SSM. Part 5 Expressing an unstructured situation: exploring and expressing the situation; drawing rich pictures.
Practical Soft Systems Analysis Summary. Practical Soft Systems Analysis by D. Patching. Primarily this book demonstrates how to interpret and apply soft systems concepts in practical situations. It bridges the gap between pragmatists and academics in the systems field by approaching the subject from a practical viewpoint, first translating Pages: Soft systems methodology (SSM) is an approach to organizational process modeling (business process modeling) and it can be used both for general problem solving and in the management of change.
It was developed in England by academics at the Lancaster University Systems Department through a ten-year action research program. Systems Thinking, Systems Practice () and Soft Systems Methodology in Action () together with an earlier paper Towards a Systems-based Methodology for Real-World Problem Solving () have long been recognized as classics in the by: Practical Soft Systems Analysis This work demonstrates how to interpret and apply soft systems concepts in Practical situations.
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