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Description - Learning for Action by Peter Checkland

From 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 Details

ISBN: 9780470025543
ISBN-10: 0470025549
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 185mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Books By Peter Checkland

Soft Systems Methodology in Action by Peter Checkland
Paperback, July 1999
Systems Thinking, Systems Practice by Peter Checkland
Paperback, July 1999
Information, Systems and Information Systems by Peter Checkland
Hardback, November 1997