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Systems Planning

Holistic conduct platform™ [Charter]

The art of efficiency™

Founder & trustee: A. Perdicoulis


Apropos Excellence Objects Manner Coverage Masterplan Impact


Decked with SWOT analyses, balanced scorecards, and lengthy documents, mainstream planning boasts impressive metrics and power tools to support decision-making, policy-making, or strategy analysis. Nevertheless, few stakeholders and consultants have a confident grasp of ‘what is going on’ beneath the slick surface of statistics, indicators, and indices — but can they share that without pomp and buzzwords? The panorama is at least curious, if not alarming.

Storyline: Situation  •  Breakthrough  •  Experience  •  Competence  •  Community  •  Knowledge  •  Leadership

Apropos · Orientation — όλον

In a Nutshell · A Novel Mindset

Haute Culture Systems Planning℠ is a curated cooperative quest for the art of efficiency™ with regard to human activities and constructs (e.g. plans, their preparation, and respective systems), materialising as a holistic conduct platform that prizes and promotes shared understanding as well as stakeholder competences. Associated activities and documents are of the highest standard, with relevance to research, education, and/ or praxis.

Reference: Charter technical folio

Inquisitive   academics Academics   practitioners Practitioners   community Community

Facets: In a Nutshell  •  Spirit  •  Élan  •  Investment  •  Exclusivity  •  Commitment  •  Founder/ Trustee

Thematic view: Unity — όλον


Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Standards  •  Stance  •  Engagement  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Domain  •  Applications  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial view: Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Development Divisions
Public Interfaces
Systems Planning Research Lab Planning Studio Systems School Blueprint Executive Perdicoulis Publishing

— the platform —

— innovation —

— praxis —

— education —

— executive —

— editorial —

Foundation & Development
Institutional Anchorage
Varvakios Model School University of Washington University of Salford UTAD CITTA Oxford Brookes University

Athens, GR

Seattle, WA, USA

Salford, UK

Vila Real, PT

Porto, PT

Oxford, UK

governance  Governance Folios
Cause Charter Objects Research Publishing Office
Brand Heritage Niche Operations Outreach Packs
Vision Competences Science Network Teaching Clubs
FAQ References Support
box sets  Box Sets
Storyline — e.g. situation, breakthrough              Facets — e.g. in a nutshell, élan
Manifestos — e.g. education, publishing Notes — e.g. copyright & licensing
Quality assurance — e.g. provisions Illustrations — e.g. subject matter, SIG
Contrast boxes — e.g. antipodes Deployment routines — e.g. workshops
Track record — e.g. patrons, authors Deployment suites — e.g. workshops
Testimonials — e.g. books, workshops

Excellence · Quality to reach — αρετή, ποιότης

Guided by human values and scale, Systems Planning℠ seeks holistic efficiency encapsulated as the art of efficiency™, epitomised by Haute Culture™, and put through its paces by Competitive Advantage™.

Reference: Charter technical folio

Cause — Efficiency
Quality Simplicity— straightforward and uncomplicated
Elegance— grace and style
Goodness— high standard/ quality
Haute Culture
Apogée — Haute Culture™
Integration — holistic mindset and subject-matter approach
Multi-dimensionality — broad-spectrum capacity
Maturity — intellectual sophistication
Competitive Advantage
Workings — Competitive Advantage™
Professional Perfection™ — understanding, intelligence, refinement
Personal/ Team Fulfilment™ — confidence, mastery, satisfaction, recognition
Organisational Advancement™ — streamlined structure, fluid function, tuned form
Holistic Efficiency
Simplicity Elegance Goodness

Objects · Reality to master — ουσία, γνώση

The essence (re: entities) or substance (re: phenomena) of reality is captured in three objects of interestsystem, process, plan — which are to be mastered by the art of efficiency™.

Reference: Objects technical folio

original undertakings
Concept— a set of interacting elements, forming a whole
Examples— a city, state, enterprise, or ‘situation’
Diagrams— ‘element-relationship’ (e.g. RBP, HBS)
Concept— a sequence of actions and states
Examples— an operation, project, or ‘activity’
Diagrams— ‘action-state’ (e.g. CPD, EPD, PPD)
Concept— a justified proposal for action
Examples— a plan, policy, strategy, or ‘action’ or ‘measure’
Diagrams— ‘concern-intent-action-outcome’ (e.g. DCD)
Professional Fields
organisation field operation field design field

— system —

— process —

— plan —

Manner · Work refinement — τέχνη, λόγος

The unique brand of Systems Planning℠ is shaped by technical advance (e.g. vision, methodology, language) as well as human advance (e.g. scholarly dissemination, stakeholder empowerment).

Reference: Operations technical folio

SF2 Vision
Structure— ‘how things are put together’
Function— ‘how things work’
Form— ‘how things look like’
Content— coordinated set of disclosed-reasoning methods
Examples— Decision Model Analysis™, Efficiency Assessment™
Suitability— ‘high-level’ planning tasks/ methods
Content— coordinated set of disclosed-reasoning techniques
Examples— Reverse Blueprints™, Extended Process Diagrams™
Suitability— ‘low-level’ planning tasks/ techniques
Distinctive Marks/ Character
visual argument big understanding sound exchange

Visual Argument™
— clarity —

Big Understanding™
— comprehension —

Sound Exchange™
— reliability —

Coverage · Subject matter γνώση, παιδεία

Systems Planning℠ covers a broad spectrum of scientific and practical applications, involving a varied set of stakeholders (i.e. academics, practitioners, community) — albeit being selective to safeguard quality.

Reference: Niche technical folio

track record
R&D dynamics — e.g. R&D, education, publishing
Domain — system organisation, intervention design, etc.
Planning analysis and development — practitioner profile
Planning methodology — scholarly profile
Professional Fields
Organisation — e.g. governance/ administration
Operation — e.g. plan/ project management
Design — e.g. sectoral/ strategic planning
youthful minds
Stakeholders — Youthful Minds™
Academics — e.g. researchers, educators, students
Practitioners — e.g. executives, entrepreneurs, consultants
Community — e.g. associations, professions, individuals
Praxis Compendia
knowledge base model sampler

Knowledge Base

Model Sampler

Masterplan · How and why it works — όλον

Making markedly different choices than the mainstream alternatives, Systems Planning℠ has a straightforward masterplan to deliver on its cause (i.e. efficiency) in a reliable manner and thus make a difference.

Reference: Charter technical folio

Activity view: Masterplan structure and function


Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Standards  •  Stance  •  Engagement  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Domain  •  Applications  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial view: Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Reliability Standing

Solid Foundation
Solid Foundation™
Concern Good science and engineering
Guidance Carefully researched and diligently crafted methods and techniques,
observing quality praxis in science and engineering
Human Sensitivity
Human Sensitivity™
Concern Sophisticated stakeholders and professionals
Guidance Empowerment of people
through the development of a holistic mindset in a broad cultural context
Literary Finesse
Literary Finesse™
Concern Advanced communication and understanding
Guidance Uncompromising visualisation and understanding of dynamic content
through expository writing and rigorous diagramming
Practical Applications
Practical Applications™
Concern Advanced problem-solving and decision-making
Guidance Formal problem-solving with multiple stakeholders
through articulate, disclosed, and examinable reasoning
Poised Distinction
Poised Distinction™
Concern Quality work over popularity
Guidance Mature presence alongside the mainstream alternatives,
guided by ‘doing a good job’ rather than seeking popularity
Reference: Charter technical folio

Quality assurance: Comprehensive Provisions  •  Reliability Standing  •  Operating Principles  •  Competitive Advantage™  •  R&D Style  •  Editorial Style  •  Teaching Style

Impact · Making a difference — όλον

brand uniqueness Systems Planning℠ makes a difference (a.k.a. ‘impact’ or ‘influence’) as it leads the way in various fronts — v. masterplan. The more visible elements (i.e. effort and outcomes) are marked in the track record.

Reference: Charter technical folio

Participation · Motives Haute Culture   Quality        

Preparation · Fitness

What to do · Ideas

How to start · Cues

Reference: Charter technical folio
Interactivity Modes
association extension involvement

— specialists —

— wider community —

— new talent —



Despite their infiltration into academic practice and their consequent popularity, metrics (e.g. bibliometrics, scientometrics, or even ‘performance’ and ‘productivity’) reduce science, knowledge, and the associated human effort to objects of measurement and calculation, so they are dissociated from Systems Planning℠ as demeaning, distracting, and discouraging.

Reference: Charter technical folio

Publications: Publishing manifesto  •  Document editions  •  Copyright & licensing  •  Authors & readers  •  Software
Education: Academic culture  •  Holistic alumni  •  Class ethos  •  Student tips
Global: Sources  •  Pro bono  •  Screening  •  Activism  •  Metrics