Posts Tagged ‘Viable System Model’

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Lappeenranta University of Technology
electrical engineering department
Arseniy Krasikov
The Viable System Model in the analysis of the project management
Master’s thesis
53 pages, 14 figures, 1 table and 1 appendix
Examiners: Professor Pertti Selvintoinen
Professor Tuomo K¨assi
Keywords: cybernetics, systems theory, the VSM, Viable System Model, project management, complex systems analysis

The paper is made to understand modern (especially cybernetic) methods of complex systems analysis and management, to explain scientific basis of the Viable System Model, to compare theoretical model with developed project management system in Company.

Tags: cybernetics, management, project management, Viable System Model, VSM


Architecture as system

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in Management Cybernetics, Software - general

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Architecture as system

Enterprise-architecture, service-architecture and the Viable System Model

Tom Graves : Tetradian Consulting
January 2007

– enterprise architects, service architects, operations
strategists, process analysts, IT-systems analysts
• Objective
– increase business take-up of enterprise architecture
– demonstrate tools to review service-architecture
• Agenda
– extend enterprise-architecture beyond IT-systems
– extend service-architecture across all service types
– use ‘systems-theory’ tools to improve services
– business benefits of extended architecture


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Tags: design, Enterprise architecture, Software architecture, Viable System Model, VSM

1Badillo, I., 2Tejeida, R., 3Morales, O.
1,2,3 Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México.

The Viable System Model (VSM) is recursive and helps explaining the general production management model of the ERP system. The recursion level explains the development
starting from warehouse management to Material Requirement Planning (MRP), to Manufactory Requirement Planning (MRPII), to Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), and
to Supply Chain Management (SCM).
In each recursion level, the emergent concepts helps explaining the discovery of the two categories of demand: independent demand and dependent demand, the feedback concept
helps explaining the closed cycles in ERP, the local, future and total environment concept helps explaining the interactions between the market and the Production System and the
Law of requisite variety helps to manage complexity.

Tags: Business, ERP, management, MRP, planning, Systems, Viable System Model, VSM


Javier Livas’ videos on cybernetics

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in Management Cybernetics

Javier Livas’ videos on cybernetics in the sequence preferred by the author: all of them in YouTube:

Tags: cybernetics, model, Organization, Stafford Beer, Viable System Model


Cybernetics Landmarks – a Travellers Guide

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in cybernetics

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Cybernetics - A Start Here Guide

being an updated version of the…

Cybernetics – start here guide

by dsoul on Thu 12 Jan 2006 08:49 PM PST  |

[dhcs: May 28, 2010 | please note: this piece was originally put in place for a predecessor weblog ( as “Cybernetics – start here guide” and the original  page was still  under construction at the time that this new website was started…. in this new incarnation it is still,  unfortunately,  essentially a collection of “signposts”  rather than a travel guide, however annotations will be added over time to turn it into (a)  a true guide to the field and then onwards towards (b) the foundation of a “learning machine”The original concept of  the ‘start here guide’ will be replaced by a series of new posts on this site over the next several weeks]

Tags: autopoiesis, BAM, Business intelligence, CEP, Complex Event Processing, cybernetic, cybernetics, error, freedom, intelligence, management, Systems, Viable System Model, VSM