Task:. The main task is to illustrate the system modell

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Task:The main task is to illustrate the system modelling aspects of Checkland’s Soft SystemsMethodology (SSM). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_systems_methodology)The context for the illustration will be a problem situation of your choosing. This could, forexample, be an organization, a part of an organization or a situation that involves morethan one organization.A key question to ask when choosing your problem situation is whether you canidentifyand describe six roleswithin it. If the answer is no, then it is unsuitableIf you choose a real organization (or part of), it is usually best to change its name in orderto ensure anonymity. Once you have chosen a problem situation, you should:1.Analyse the social system by defining its roles, norms and values.2.Write two root definitions of relevant systems that could, when modelled,prove useful during the comparison stage of the method.3.Draw and document a conceptual model that conforms tooneof those rootdefinitions.Please note that points 1, 2 and 3 require you toillustrate SSM not describe it. Youshould therefore avoid descriptions of the method and its techniques because they willnot attract any marks.The output should be a MS Word document (.docx extension). Excluding diagrams andreferences, the report should not exceed 2,000 words. Any references cited should followthe Harvard referencing.Key considerations with this assignment are consistency and plausibility. All theelements asked for should fit together to form a consistent illustration. In particular, theroles chosen should be plausible within the context of the chosen problem situation. Rootdefinitions should also be logical within the context of the chosen problem situation andthe conceptual model should meet the requirements of the selected root definitionwithout omission or redundancy.Your choice of problem situation could be, but not limited to, one of the following:a business;a school, college or university;a medical practice, clinic or hospital;a local council;a sports club;a department within an organization e.g. an IT department; ora situation such as law enforcement in the UK.A guide to the structure and size of the report is:a title page;two pages for the social systems analysis;one page for the CATWOE analyses and root definitions;one page for the conceptual model;two-to-three pages for the supporting documentation; andpossibly one page for a bibliography.If you wish to include hand-drawn diagrams please scan them and insert the images intoyour Word document, but please think carefully before taking this option.
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