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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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<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. ''</blockquote>
  
 
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Revision as of 15:29, 17 September 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.

Source(s)

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 System Science for details.