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Practical Soft Systems Analysis

David C. Patching

Practical Soft Systems Analysis

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Published by Trans-Atlantic Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Systems analysis & design,
  • Programming - Systems Analysis & Design,
  • Computers - Languages / Programming

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9396089M
    ISBN 100273032372
    ISBN 109780273032373

    feature of almost all computer systems. Informa-tion technology is a modern term that describes this combination of traditional computer and com-munication technologies. The purpose of this book is to help you use and understand information technology. This involves two aspects: computer competency and computer Size: 5MB.


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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.

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