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A fragment of FEM

A fragment of FEM

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Though Viable System Model (VSM) has been invented for several decennia ago, it is still not widely use in practice. One of the possible reasons for this is that the formal structure of an organization very rarely, or may be never corresponds to the VSM prescribed structure. This confuses novices and results in erroneous VSM models. To make VSM mor...

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... includes three types of elements: business processes (represented as ovals), assets (represented as rectangles), and relationships between them (represented as arrows), which is illustrated in Fig. 2. The relationships are of two types. One type represents a relationship of a process "using" an asset; in this case, the arrow points from the asset to the process and has a solid line. The other type represents a relationship of a process changing the asset; in this case, the arrow points from the process to the asset and has a dashed ...
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... The idea of using FEM for understanding what is included in each of the VSM systems is as follows. A primary process belongs to System 1 and represents one of its units on some level. A supporting process of type Acquire belongs to the management, i.e. can be included in one of the upper systems from 3 to 5. For example, hiring new employees in Fig. 2 belongs to System 3, while acquiring new product design belong to System 4 (development). In a full paper, we plan to give a more detailed view of which kind of the processes belong to which VSM ...