Learning for Action
A Short Definitive Account of Soft Systems Methodology, and Its Use Practitioners, Teachers and Students
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Learning for Action by Peter Checkland
Book DescriptionFrom the father of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), Peter Checkland, comes a new, accessible text which clearly and concisely looks at SSM. The book leaves out all of the development detail and historical/intellectual material which can be found in Checkland's other classic works, but contains the practical essentials that will allow teachers to teach SSM accurately and students to learn it with real understanding. Features: * Short and definitive account of SSM containing the practical essentials. * Written with great clarity and presented in a reader-friendly way. * Contains examples of SSM in action. * Includes cases.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470025543
(230mm x 185mm x 12mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Checkland
Soft Systems Methodology in Action, Paperback (July 1999)
An introduction to soft systems methodology. Developed from other methods of systems engineering which are concerned with creating systems to meet defined objectives, SSM is designed for problems such as how to launch a new product or helping a company make use of information technology.
Systems Thinking, Systems Practice, Paperback (July 1999)
Systems Thinking, Systems Practice "Whether by design, accident or merely synchronicity, Checkland appears to have developed a habit of writing seminal publications near the start of each decade which establish the basis and framework for systems methodology research for that decade.
Information, Systems and Information Systems, Hardback (November 1997)» View all books by Peter Checkland
Aims to make sense of IS and to establish that IS is not the same as IT. The text develops a coherent and defensible concept of IS which matches real-world practice.
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Author Biography - Peter Checkland
Peter Checkland is the recipient of the 'Most Distinguished and Outstanding Contributor' Award of the British Computer Society Methodologies Group, 1994 Recipient of the Gold Medal of the UK Systems Society for 'Outstanding Contribution to Systems Thinking' and 1997 Recipient of a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship. Now retired from full time university work, Peter Checkland continues his research and writing. John Poulter is a practitioner of SSM. He first used SSM formally when working with Peter Checkland in the UK's National Health Service in 1993. A founder member of the Soft Systems Research Group, he has presented papers and other publications on the use of SSM.
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