CATWOE

Six stage process developed by Checkland to create Root Definition. C – Clients/customers of system identified i.e. stakeholders. A – Actors involved in situation – key stakeholders. T – Transformation involved i.e. what are inputs, what is transformation and what are outputs. W – Weltanschauung/worldview – set of beliefs brought to the situation. O – Owners of system. E – […]

Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) stages 1 – 4

Methodology supporting Soft Systems analysis developed by Checkland. Seven stages: The Problem Situation The Problem Situation expressed Root Definitions of relevant systems Building Conceptual Models Comparison of the expressed Problem Situation and the Conceptual Models Feasible and desired changes Action to improve the situation Stages 1 & 2 – obtaining rich expression of problem situation, creation of rich pictures. Stage […]