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<blockquote>''Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) formalizes the ideas of a [[Soft System (glossary)]] approach using systemic thinking to expose the issues in a problem situation and guide interventions to reduce them. SSM provides a framework of ideas and models to help guide participants through this systemic thinking. '' (Citation)</blockquote>
  
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Checkland, P. 1999. Systems Thinking, Systems Practice, New York, John Wiley & Sons.  
  
 
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SSM is the most common example for a Problem Structuring ApproachSee [[Overview of Systems Science]] for details.
 
 
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Revision as of 19:14, 18 August 2011

Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) formalizes the ideas of a soft system approach using systemic thinking to expose the issues in a problem situation and guide interventions to reduce them. SSM provides a framework of ideas and models to help guide participants through this systemic thinking. (Citation)


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Checkland, P. 1999. Systems Thinking, Systems Practice, New York, John Wiley & Sons.

Discussion

SSM is the most common example for a Problem Structuring Approach. See Overview of Systems Science for details.