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Systems Planning

Holistic conduct platform™ [Charter]

The art of efficiency™

Founder & trustee: A. Perdicoulis

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Context

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.

Apropos

In a Nutshell

Systems Planning℠ is a curated collaborative quest for the art of efficiency™ with regard to human conduct 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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Development Divisions
Public Interfaces
Systems Planning Research Lab Planning Studio Systems School Blueprint Executive Perdicoulis Publishing

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Foundation & Development
Institutional Anchorage
University of Washington University of Salford UTAD CITTA Oxford Brookes University

Seattle, WA, USA

Salford, UK

Vila Real, PT

Porto, PT

Oxford, UK

governance  Governance Folios
Cause Charter Objects Vision Publishing Office
Brand Heritage Niche Operations Outreach Packs
Clubs Competences Network Support FAQ

The Cause

Systems Planning℠ is dedicated to efficiency. This cause is taken worldwide through R&D with quality assurance and realistic ends epitomised by kudos, and is experienced holistically as an Haute Culture™.

efficiency
Efficiency
Haute Culture
Simplicity— straightforward and uncomplicated
Elegance— grace and style
Goodness— high standard/ quality
kudos
Kudos by Competence
Professional Perfection™ — understanding, intelligence, refinement
Personal/ Team Fulfilment™ — confidence, mastery, satisfaction, recognition
Organisational Accomplishment™ — streamlined structure, fluid function, tuned form
3D policy
Commitment/ 3D Policy™
Diligence — careful and persistent effort
Diffusion — wide spreading of information
Distinction — excellence that makes a difference
Quality Assurance
official fair standard commissioning

Official Practice

Fair Play

Activity Standards

Commissioned Work

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.

system
System
undertakings
fields
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)
Undertakings
prototyping review revision

Prototyping

Review

Revision

The Style

The style of Systems Planning℠ is shaped by its innovation — i.e. a clear vision (SF2™) operationalised by a methodology (SPM™) and language (SPML™), and extended by scholarly dissemination and stakeholder empowerment.

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
Suitability— ‘high-level’ planning tasks
SPML
Language
Content— coordinated set of disclosed-reasoning techniques
Suitability— ‘low-level’ planning tasks
Distinctive Marks
argument understanding rigour

Visual Argument™
— vs. cumbersome texts —

Big Understanding™
— vs. big data —

Sound Exchange™
— vs. face-value blunders —

The Scope

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 — praxis perspective
Network of specialists — people, organisations, fan club
fields
Professional Fields
Organisation — e.g. governance/ administration
Operation — e.g. project management
Design — e.g. sectoral/ strategic planning
young professionals
Young Professionals
Administrators — e.g. public/ private sector
Entrepreneurs — e.g. pioneers/ start-ups, spin-offs
Junior talent — Deciphers™ and Inducers™
User Experience
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Clear
Reasoning

Exemplary
Results

Original
Thinking

Easy
Application

Bespoke
Accompaniment

Help

Starting Points
Anastassios Perdicoulis Technical Folios Webcast Video

A. Perdicoulis
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FAQ
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Webcasts
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