Open Meeting - Winter 2017/18

Event date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
09:30 - 17:00
Open Meeting
London - BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ
(All Welcome)
Event Details: 

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given - this will include 'craft' and active sessions, as well as introductions to theory.

There is a fee of £20 for all attendees for these meetings. Please pay by Eventbrite:

(09:30 is an introduction to the viable system model. Whole day starts at 10:00)

Session: 1. Allen Woods - Testing Viability – Data Transitions

Between each of the VSM constituent systems there are feedback loops.  An explanation of the nature of the kinds of processing that each feedback loop may require to support the principle of “Clear Line of Sight” on a coherent basis such that the impact of inferential distance can be reduced  and at the same time detect anomalies associated with “Inversion of Control” and their impact.

Session: 2. Kim Warren - Living Business Models: "practical and powerful"

Kim will talk about his work using system dynamics modelling to model businesses, strategy and change.

Session: 3. Louise Yates and Nairy McMahon – Welcome to the Edge: A Model to Successfully Navigate Change

The term "edge" is more and more part of our daily language. Situations can feel "edgy" or you might declare yourself to be on the "edge of a breakthrough" (or breakdown...)

Understanding Edge Theory provides us with a simple framework to work effectively with the complexities of change. This model helps teams and organisational systems to understand: WHERE they are in relation to the change, WHAT dynamics are present that may help or hinder the change process and HOW to "Cross the Edge" and implement change successfully. Join us for an interactive, experiential workshop that will give you a simple yet effective roadmap which you can use to navigate change more skilfully, shift out of “stuck” situations and motivate teams to embrace a change process.

Session: 4. Stephen Brewis – Modelling BT using the Viable System Model

Stephen will talk about the latest developments in building and using his dynamic computer based viable system model for planning and delivering change in BT.

Event Type (Tag): 
Patrick Hoverstadt / Sam Williams