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System Dynamics and Scenario Planning: Implementation Challenges

El Halabi, E and Featherston, CR and Doolan, M (2013) System Dynamics and Scenario Planning: Implementation Challenges. In: The 2013 Systems Engineering and Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE3013), 2013-4-29 to 2013-5-1, Canberra, Australia.

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In this paper we discuss key implementation challenges of a systems approach that combines System Dynamics, Scenario Planning and Qualitative Data Analysis methods in tackling a complex problem. We present the methods and the underlying framework. We then detail the main difficulties encountered in designing and planning the Scenario Planning workshop and how they were overcome, such as finding and involving the stakeholders and customising the process to fit within timing constraints. After presenting the results from this application, we argue that the consultants or system analysts need to engage with the stakeholders as process facilitators and not as system experts in order to gain commitment, trust and to improve information sharing. They also need be ready to adapt their tools and processes as well as their own thinking for more effective complex problem solving.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:10
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:19