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Soft Systems Methodology in Action

Soft Systems Methodology in Action

Peter Checkland, Jim Scholes

ISBN: 978-0-471-98605-8

Sep 1999

418 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$74.95

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Thirty years ago Peter Checkland set out to test whether the Systems Engineering (SE) approach, successful in technical problems, could be used by managers to cope with the unfolding complexities of everyday life.  His findings were revealed in Systems Thinking, Systems Practice.  In this paperback reissue of his second classic of systems literature, again featuring the excerpted new section, Checkland develops his ideas to show how the principles have been extended by use in industry.  Case studies are used to show how SSM can be applied and what lessons can be learned from its application in different areas.

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The Emergence of Soft Systems Thinking.

Soft Systems Methodology-the Whole.

Soft Systems Methodology-the Parts.

Soft Systems Methodology-the Whole Revisited.

Soft Systems Methodology-the Context.

Conclusion.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Indexes.