ISD EXAM - SOFT SYSTEMS METHODOLOGY

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  1. What does SSM stand for ?
    SSM stands for Soft Systems Methodology.
  2. Who developed the Soft Systems Methodology theory ?
    The Soft Systems Methodology has been developed by Peter Checkland, a British management scientist and professor of Systems at Lancaster University.
  3. Who is Peter Checkland ?
    Peter Checkland is a British management scientist and professor of Systems at Lancaster University.
  4. What is the name of Peter Checkland’s publication ?
    The name of Peter Checkland’s publication is "Systems Thinking, Systems Practice".
  5. How does Peter Checkland define the SSM ?
    In his publication called "Systems Thinking, Systems Practice", the theorist defines the SSM as a «cyclic learning system, which uses models of human activity to explore with the actors in the real world problem situation, their perceptions of that situation and their readiness to decide upon purposeful action which accommodates different actor’s perceptions, judgments and values».
  6. How many stages does the SSM have?
    The SSM has 7 stages.
  7. What are the 7 stages?
    Stage 1 - Entering the problem situation

    Stage 2 - Defining and expressing the problem situation

    Stage 3 - Specifying the root definitions

    Stage 4 - Establishing the Conceptual Models of Human Activity Systems

    Stage 5 - Comparing conceptual models with real life situation

    Stage 6 - Identifying feasible and desirable changes

    Stage 7 - Taking the measures to improve the problem situation

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