Soft Systems Thinking, Methodology and the Management of Change

by Brian Wilson and Kees Van Haperen

About this book

What is Soft Systems Methodology? How can it help make sense of complex business scenarios, providing solutions to challenging problems?

Soft Systems Thinking, Methodology and the Management of Change identifies the challenges encountered by practitioners of SSM and provides the means of overcoming them.

Featuring a unique prologue tracing the history of Systems Engineering back to its beginning in Lancaster in 1966, this authoritative text reflects on the evolutionary process of arguably the most significant research programme on the use of systems ideas in problem solving. It explores how this branch of systems-based thinking is applied and brings SSM firmly into the modern day.

Key benefits:
  • Written by one of the major developers of SSM
  • Demonstrates the use of Conceptual Model Building
  • Includes a range of in-depth case studies and gives real-world guidance on the use of SSM