Soft Systems Methodology and Simulation Modeling

Abstract

Simulation is both popular and powerful, but reportage of simulation case studies indicates that in many cases process is treated cursorily, and end-user-acceptance of final models is not forthcoming. Whilst texts often proclaim the importance of process, this is usually left to the discretion of the modeler, A range of problem structuring (or soft) methodologies have been developed to address process issues. However, these can be both slow and unwieldy. This paper outlines a case which utilises the principles of soft methodologies in a relatively quick and dirty approach to process.

DOI: 10.1145/256562.256788

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@inproceedings{Lehaney1996SoftSM, title={Soft Systems Methodology and Simulation Modeling}, author={Brian Lehaney and Ray J. Paul}, booktitle={Winter Simulation Conference}, year={1996} }