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Foundations of O.R: Problem Structuring Methods (London)

 
         
  Ref. 476  
  Giles Hindle
  4 October 2017, London
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members
         

 

   
   Foundation NA
   Descriptive
   Predictive
   Prescriptive
 

GORS London Courses

The purpose of the series of ‘Foundations of O.R.’ courses is to help practitioners to understand the role of Operational Research in management; understand the requirements for successful Operational Research interventions; have knowledge of a range of Operational Research techniques; be able to identify the suitability of a technique for a problem situation and be able to apply those techniques.

Civil Servants / Members of the Government O.R. Service need to book these courses through the Civil Service Learning portal. (Go to http://bit.ly/1PrGBSB)

Foundations of O.R: Problem Structuring Methods

The purpose of this day is to develop a critical and practical understanding of Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs), with a focus on Soft Systems Methodology and Strategic Options Development and Analysis.

The objectives for the day are to:

  • Explore the role of problem structuring methods (PSMs) in managing organisations, supporting strategic thinking and delivering O.R. projects.
  • Understand the history and main principles of PSMs.
  • Present a comprehensive list of PSMs and their application areas.
  • Obtain practical experience in problem solving and strategic thinking using Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) and Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA).
  • Critically discuss the advantages, limitations and practical application of PSMs.

The topics covered during the day are:

  • The history and principles of problem structuring methods (PSMs).
  • Comparison of process consulting and expert consulting.
  • List of PSMs and their application areas.
  • Designing and managing interventions using PSMs.
  • Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) and Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA).
  • Critique of PSM practice.

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

 
Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321
  Email: jennie.phelps@theorsociety.com