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October 21, 2003

A Brief Guide to Interactive Planning and Idealized Design

"I've mentioned elsewhere that I'm a big fan of Russ Ackoff's thinking. Frustrated because I couldn't find a description of his methodologies for interactive planning and idealized redesign, I got permission to post a paper describing those processes (pdf format).

I began to write a summary, but it is so crisply written that I recommend you read it yourself. What I will say is that idealized redesign made me realize that if you never take the time to imagine what you really should be doing, as an individual or organization, you'll never get there. It also brought home to me just how difficult a process redesign is, because we are so wedded to assumptions we don't notice, historic business models and other, often dysfunctional baggage we take for granted."

posted by Jerry Michalski at 12:10 PM

Posted by ACASA on October 21, 2003 at 10:40 PM in Systems Articles | Permalink


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hello P -ackoff
please send for me A Brief Guide or book and ... to Interactive Planning

Posted by: A Rastegar at Jul 1, 2009 3:50:11 AM

quite interesting.. incredible useful

Posted by: Pedrp Pablo Cardoso at Sep 25, 2008 2:20:17 PM

It's a good guide...Thanks, Jerry!

Yet... without the "lead in" that explains systems thinking it will probably not be so very useful or understood.

Posted by: Susan Ciccantelli at Dec 22, 2006 11:16:00 PM

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