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Systems Open Study Group

Details of a programme of discussions based on the readings of great systems thinkers.

Diagramming Tutorials

Sample some of the diagramming teaching used in Open University courses.

Systems Practice Managing Complexity

Learn about systems thinking and practice by visiting the OU BBC site Systems Practice Managing Complexity

Systems Undergraduate DVD

This DVD consists of the following audio visual material for T205, T551, T552 and T553 as listed here.

T551 Systems Thinking and Practice: A Primer

Systems thinking -Systems practice

T552 Systems Thinking and Practice: Diagramming
Swaffam wind turbine multiple-cause diagram
Old Wolverton bus depot influence diagram
Genetically modified organisms systems map
Diagramming workbook - audio commentary

T553 Systems Thinking and Practice: Modelling

Diabetic screening policy: simulation model;
Buying a new car: a model of preferences;
Moray Firth dolphins: population model

Systems Practice for Managing Complexity (SPMC)

SPMC is an EPSRC funded network designed to generate new fresh insights and research questions by integrating the experience, needs and expertise of the business community, governement agencies and the not-for-profit sector with researchers concerned with systems approaches for managing complexity.