A Beginners Workshop in Modelling using VSM
This is a whole day workshop designed for those relatively new to the Viable System Model and provides basic training in building a model of an organisation using VSM.
The attendees work together in groups to develop their model of a case study organisation and to diagnose weaknesses. The workshop follows a structured approach, with a series of steps that take the groups through a modelling process in (relatively !) easy stages.
The case study is based on a real organisation – a medium sized IT and office supplies company and provides a platform for developing the skills needed to take normal organisational information, show how that relates to the VSM and how the VSM can provide a set of new insights into the company.
The workshop will be run by Patrick Hoverstadt of Fractal.
The workshop is open to members and non-members of SCiO. The fee for SCiO members and for students on the OU’s T306 course is £20 and for non-members is £50.
Places are limited, so please book early.
Click here www.open.ac.uk/contact/locations.aspx for directions, and a link to the campus map showing the Venables Buildings at the top.