lecture 9-2010 SSM introduction

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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE398 - lecture 9 1 lecture 9:  soft systems methodology    introduction Checkland distinguishes between the following: systems engineering engineers make sense of the world in the  following way: a product or a complete system is carefully specified as required  – the engineer uses her professional skills to meet the specification in the most  efficient, economic and elegant way – the engineer’s thinking is teleological,she  asks “what is the purpose to be served by the product” and works back from the  purpose to create the product that will achieve that purpose   systems analysis:  developed by RAND Corporation is similar; it aims  to select the best alternative from among a discrete set so as to achieve the  given purpose in the most economical way operational research:   originally sought to apply the empirical method  of natural science to real world operations with a purpose relying on  mathematical models that reflect the  logic of situations
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course IE 398 taught by Professor T during the Spring '10 term at Middle East Technical University.

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