Systems Thinking and Simulation

1. Name of system to be modelled

2. Brief background of the Organisation or System to be modelled

3. Is this system you are selecting a (choose one of the following);
 a place where you work or
 an organisation that you otherwise know in detail
 or one that your have researched in the literature

4. Briefly describe the system (please fill in all subsections):
 components/parts ß need a system that is non-trivial (a simple shop generally does not have enough components and interactions for systems modelling)
 interactions ß this provides a relationship between interactions and system behaviour that you will want to model
 boundaries ß what components of the system are to be included/excluded and why
 stakeholders ß who are the decision makers and who/what is affected by these decisions

5. What is it about this system that is interesting/worth studying? (Please answer both questions below)
 Why does this study require the use of simulation models?

Section B: Problem Structuring
You are required to provide the following information, conforming to the ST&M Methodology Phase 1: Problem Structuring, as per Maani & Cavana.

1. Identify problems or issues of concern to the system

2. Collect preliminary information and data (Provide as attachments in an appendix if necessary)

Section C: Causal loop modelling
You are required to provide the following information, conforming to the ST&M Methodology Phase 2: Causal loop modelling, as per Maani & Cavana

1. Identify key variables

2. Develop causal loop diagram (Including loop types and directionality)

3. Analyse loop behaviour over time

4. Identify system archetypes (if any)

5. Identify key leverage points

6. Develop and discuss intervention strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Solution

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