This book takes a systematic approach to problem definition, generation of alternative solutions, analysis, and selection of the preferred solution. The book introduces fundamental terms needed to think systematically and undertake systematic problem solving and covers individual and group problem solving. It discusses the selection of the preferred solution involves decision making and fundamental concepts of decision making, including decision making in the presence of multiple criteria and uncertainty. The treatment embodies decision making for sustainability, with its blend of economics, social, and environmental considerations.  

chapter 1|20 pages

Systems Methodology

chapter 2|56 pages

Models and Modeling

chapter 3|20 pages

Some Common System Models

chapter 5|54 pages

The Synthesis Configuration

chapter 6|42 pages

The Investigation Configuration

chapter 7|22 pages

Systematic General Problem Solving

chapter 8|20 pages


chapter 9|14 pages

General Problem Solving with Groups

chapter 10|28 pages

Decision Making with Multiple Objectives

chapter 11|52 pages


chapter 12|30 pages

Decision Approaches and Tools