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Systems Planning

Holistic conduct platform™ [Charter]

The art of efficiency™

Founder & trustee: A. Perdicoulis

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Situation

Decked with SWOT analyses, balanced scorecards, and lengthy documents, mainstream planning boasts impressive metrics and power tools to support decision-making, policy-making, or strategy analysis. Nevertheless, few stakeholders and consultants have a confident grasp of ‘what is going on’ beneath the slick surface of statistics, indicators, and indices — but can they share that without pomp and buzzwords? The panorama is at least curious, if not alarming.

Storyline:  Situation  •  Breakthrough  •  Experience  •  Competence  •  Community  •  Knowledge  •  Commitment

Apropos

In a Nutshell

Systems Planning℠ is a curated cooperative quest for the art of efficiency™ with regard to human activities and constructs (e.g. plans, their preparation, and respective systems), materialising as a holistic conduct platform that prizes and promotes shared understanding as well as stakeholder competences. Associated activities and documents are of the highest standard, with relevance to research, education, and/ or praxis.

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The Terms

Systems Planning℠ is dedicated to efficiency — i.e., holistically, the the art of efficiency™. The cause is taken worldwide through R&D with quality assurance, sought through the dynamics of Competitive Advantage™, and experienced as an Haute Culture™.

efficiency
Cause — Efficiency
Quality
Simplicity— straightforward and uncomplicated
Elegance— grace and style
Goodness— high standard/ quality
Competitive Advantage
Dynamics — Competitive Advantage™
Professional Perfection™ — understanding, intelligence, refinement
Personal/ Team Fulfilment™ — confidence, mastery, satisfaction, recognition
Organisational Advancement™ — streamlined structure, fluid function, tuned form
Haute Culture
Apogée — Haute Culture™
Integration — holistic competences and subject-matter approach
Multi-dimensionality — broad-spectrum capacity
Maturity — intellectual sophistication
Quality Assurance
official practice fair play quality standards

Official Practice

Fair Play

Quality Standards

The Objects of Interest

Systems Planning℠ has three objects of interest — i.e. explicit and realistic mental models representing complementary viewpoints in planning problems, which make dynamic complexity easy to grasp — i.e.: the system, the process, and the plan (or policy, or strategy).

system
System
original undertakings
screening
Concept— a set of interacting elements, forming a whole
Examples— a city, state, enterprise, or ‘situation’
Diagrams— ‘element-relationship’ (e.g. RBP, HBS)
process
Process
Concept— a sequence of actions and states
Examples— an operation, project, or ‘activity’
Diagrams— ‘action-state’ (e.g. CPD, EPD, PPD)
plan
Plan
Concept— a justified proposal for action
Examples— a plan, policy, strategy, or ‘action’ or ‘measure’
Diagrams— ‘concern-intent-action-outcome’ (e.g. DCD)
Professional Fields
organisation field operation field design field

Organisation
— system —

Operation
— process —

Design
— plan —

The Style

The unique brand of Systems Planning℠ is largely shaped by innovation, so much in its preparation as in its applications. All of this is done by staying close to people — e.g. their interests, aspirations, will, and reasoning.

SF2 Vision
Vision
innovation
deployment
Structure— ‘how things are put together’
Function— ‘how things work’
Form— ‘how things look like’
SPM
Methodology
Content— coordinated set of disclosed-reasoning methods
Examples— Decision Model Analysis™, Efficiency Assessment™
Suitability— ‘high-level’ planning tasks
SPML
Language
Content— coordinated set of disclosed-reasoning techniques
Examples— Reverse Blueprints™, Extended Process Diagrams™
Suitability— ‘low-level’ planning tasks
Distinctive Marks
visual argument big understanding sound exchange

Visual Argument™
— vs. cumbersome texts —

Big Understanding™
— vs. big data —

Sound Exchange™
— vs. face-value blunders —

The Coverage

Systems Planning℠ is methodologically oriented and its expertise is applicable to wide-ranging scales and broad contexts such as the city, state, enterprise, and the civil society at large (Niche technical folio).

expertise
Expertise
projects
network
Planning methodology — scholarly perspective
Planning analysis and development — practitioner perspective
Network of specialists — people, organisations
fields
Professional Fields
Organisation — e.g. governance/ administration
Operation — e.g. plan/ project management
Design — e.g. sectoral/ strategic planning
youthful minds
Youthful Minds
Administrators — e.g. curious, uninhibited
Entrepreneurs — e.g. pioneers/ start-ups, spin-offs
Junior talent — Deciphers™ and Inducers™
Interactivity Modes
association extension involvement

Association
— specialists —

Extension
— wider community —

Involvement
— new talent —

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