Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) stages 5 – 7

Stage 5 – Conceptual Models compared to problem expression and Root Definitions. Stages 2 – 5 reiterated if there are differences until Root Definition agrees with Conceptual Model. Differences likely between Root Definition and Conceptual Model due to more analysis being carried out in development of Conceptual Model. Stage 6 – Identify the feasible and desirable changes by comparing the […]

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 […]