Peter Checkland describes the origins of Soft Systems Methodology in a speech at Lancaster University in 2012. His book Systems Thinking; Systems Practice (1981) was important for a number of reasons, including the use of purpose in organisations as a way for exploring different perspectives of different people involved.
About Howard Clark
Howard Clark has 20 years experience of services effectiveness, operations management and consulting in the public, private and HEI sectors. He has spent 12 years consulting as an external and internal consultant including 5 years with Vanguard Consulting.