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Blueprint Executive

Executive interface [Statutes]

Coordinating implementation

Director: A. Perdicoulis

Office

Appointments Selection Track Record Quality Assurance Brand Uniqueness
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Community

Systems Planning℠ brings its consolidated experience to the wider community in an exemplar manner, with special attention to scientific rigour, understanding, and empowerment — from posse [L], to be able. Individuals and organisations are expected to develop their autonomy: by their own drive and dedication, plus the appropriately accompanied mature knowledge and competence-building as uniquely organised and practised by Systems Planning℠.

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

Appointments

Exclusivity · Originality

Quality Intended for curious and resolute thinkers who want to see, understand, and communicate clearly, Systems Planning℠ carries out original undertakings within easily recognisable professional activities in the various fields of planning and management, and confidently surpasses the current praxis alternatives owing primarily to the power of its innovation and quality assurance.

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

Activity perspective: Overview

activities


Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Professional Activities (cf. educational scope)

project organisation
Project Organisation (O)
Blueprint Executive Remit: Case-specific project coordination
Care: Quality assurance
Means: Comprehensive provisions
Aspiration: Efficiency, Competitive Advantage™
Service: Administration — L1
Anchor: Blueprint Executive℠
project development
Project Development (D)
Planning Studio Remit: Case-specific preparation of applications
Care: Undertakings
Means: Deployment
Aspiration: Efficiency, Competitive Advantage™
Service: Praxis — L2
Anchor: Planning Studio℠
coaching/ consulting
Coaching/ Consulting (C)
Planning Studio Remit: Case-specific accompaniment of applications
Care: Stakeholder empowerment
Means: Cognitive Coaching℠, Boutique Consulting℠
Aspiration: Efficiency, Competitive Advantage™
Service: Praxis — L3
Anchor: Planning Studio℠
teaching/ training
Teaching/ Training (T)
Systems School Remit: Topic-specific and/ or task-specific events
Care: Stakeholder empowerment
Means: Lectures, Seminars, Mentoring, Workshops, Scholarly Clubs℠
Aspiration: Base skills, Competitive Advantage™, Haute Culture™
Service: Education — L2
Anchor: Systems School℠
editorial activity
Editorial Activity (E)
Perdicoulis Publishing Remit: Authoring, editing, publishing, upkeeping
Care: Knowledge consolidation
Means: Multi-media publications
Aspiration: Efficiency, Competitive Advantage™
Service: Publishing — L1
Anchor: Perdicoulis Publishing℠
R&D activity
Foundation R&D (R)
Research Lab Remit: Scientific investigation and innovation
Care: Expert refinement
Means: Methodology (SPM™), Language (SPML™)
Aspiration: Efficiency, Competitive Advantage™
Service: Innovation — L1
Anchor: Research Lab℠
M&N activity
Missions & Networking (M)
Research Lab Remit: Activism and community development
Care: Social development
Means: Academic Activism™, Outreach Seminars™, Network
Aspiration: Efficiency, Competitive Advantage™
Service: Innovation — L1
Anchor: Research Lab℠
Frame of Reference
Objects of Interest — system, process, plan
Expertise — planning methodology/ analysis and development
Professional fields — governance, strategic planning, executive management
Organisations
Beneficiaries — city, state, enterprise, civil society
Benefactors — development aid agencies, philanthropic organisations

Funding

Disclaimer: Systems Planning℠ has no association with any of the organisations listed above, and listing does not represent endorsement

Selection

Youthful Minds

Suitability Screening

Quality By the Selective Commissioning™ principle, Systems Planning℠ works with progressive and demanding organisations featuring Youthful Minds — i.e. with curiosity to understand ‘how things work’ and freedom to ’make things right’. These are initial conditions, and are rarely formalised.

At a more detailed level, in order to form appropriate work relationships — e.g. according to experience, knowledge, rigour, and/ or skills —, it is essential to get to know people and/ or documents per se. Depending on the degree of formality required, a fitness-for-purpose or Suitability Screening℠ may be necessary.

youthful minds Stakeholders Youthful Minds™ Screening Guides Practicum Note

Activity perspective: Top-tier curiosity

intellectual achievement

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Youthful Minds™ — Initial Conditions

curiosity
Curiosity to understand ‘how things work’
Origin— innate or induced (e.g. by circumstances, stimulation)
Support/ OutreachPPM, HTW
freedom
Freedom to ‘make things right’
Enablers— e.g. capacity, determination, authority
Support/ OutreachPLC, HST, TQM
Inhibitive Attitudes
Escape from change — e.g. “I know A is best, but I opt for B because it implies less change in my life”
Escape from investment — e.g. “I know A is best, but I opt for B because it is cheaper”
Escape from learning — e.g. “I do not need to learn any of this; I know enough as it is”
False support/ Escape forward — e.g. “I vote for A (although I don’t quite understand it)”
False trust/ Safety in numbers/ Herd behaviour — e.g. “I choose B because it is the top seller”
False trust/ Fashionista behaviour — e.g. “I trust only mainstream brands”

Contrast Box

Index of Juxtapositions

Stakeholders

academics
Academics
original undertakings
fields
Researchers— e.g. career, occasional
Educators— e.g. professors, instructors, coaches
Students— e.g. in engineering/ science/ arts/ management
practitioners
Practitioners
Executives— e.g. administrators, in-house planners/ managers
Entrepreneurs— e.g. start-up/ spin-off owners
Consultants— e.g. in planning/ management
community
Community
Associations/ NGOs— e.g. local/ regional development
Professions— e.g. medicine, law, journalism
Individuals— e.g. junior talent
Preferred Profiles
Top professionals who want to be (or do) even better
Curious students who wish to pursue challenging topics
Budding companies with difficulties to meet their objectives
Document Scope
system process plan

System

Process

Plan

Document Qualities
Argument — completeness, coherence, and clarity
Method — choice and compliance
Language — adherence to the rules
References — meticulous correspondence

Note

On Screening

Screening attests ‘fitness for purpose’ or ‘suitability’ — i.e. a very specific qualification — and must keep in view that:

  • the purpose must be made very clear
  • not everything can/ should be measured
  • demonstration is often a suitable method for the context
  • people's capability often varies along time, due to diverse factors
  • documents should be carefully read and assessed for quality (i.e. no proxies)
  • portfolio review places documents in context and may indicate interesting trends
Reference: Niche technical folio

Notes:  Metrics  •  Copyright & licensing  •  Editions  •  Software  •  Screening  •  Alumni  •  Class ethos  •  Academic advice  •  Activism  •  Sources

Track Record

Over the years, and with substantial institutional backing, Systems Planning℠ has shaped, shown, and shared its value through case studies, synergy, and dissemination. This set constitutes a track record of the more visible elements (i.e. effort and outcomes) of the Systems Planning℠ masterplan, which are but a subset of what is actually making a difference.

track record Case Studies K·B Sampler Synergy Dissemination Backing

Thematic perspective: Domain of expertise

domain of expertise

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Case Studies

Activities
projects workshops lectures

Projects

Workshops

Lectures

Development Compendia
knowledge base model sampler

Knowledge Base

Model Sampler

Listing (L→R): Case study (re: perspective); Project   projects

Primary R&D/ Science

Listing (L→R): Case study (re: perspective); Project   projects

Applied R&D/ Community

Listing (L→R): Case studies (all perspectives); Project/ Publication   projects

Consolidation R&D/ Monographs

Listing (L→R): Case study (re: perspective); Venue   workshops

Workshops/ Masterclasses

Listing (L→R): Case study (re: perspective); Course   Lectures

Teaching/ Lectures

Domain subjects and indicative starting points   expertise   track record

knowledge base

System Organisation
System: understanding/ communication
Space; Building Competences
Modelling; SPM™; SPML™
Meaningful communication
ETYMOS №2, 3; 8
XV Games №5
Meta: shadows/ proxies
Indicators/ indices
Metadata; Meta-Shadows
oestros №9, 28
Object/ shadow; Spendthrift
Governance
Organisation Governance
oestros №20, 24, 25
Driving qualification, Machiavellian schemes,
Democracy & education, Duty/ power, Lobby/ party
Action Arrangements
Fitness-for-purpose/ screening
Screening; Suitability Screening™
Assessment; Efficiency Assessment™
Stakeholder examination
Process/ project
Project Management
Projects; Risks; Impacts; Stakeholders
Client satisfaction
Plan/ strategy
Systems Planner №5, 11, 14, 15, 30, 37, 38
Strategy Board™
Client satisfaction
Impact Management
Efficiency/ performance
Systems Planner №35
Efficiency №4
LDF Transform
Outperforming
Impact/ side-effects
Impacts; Impact Tracing™
Systems Planner №7, 13, 15, 20
Furthering EIA
Intervention Design
Quality
The Quality Movement™
Quality Assurance
oestros №10, 28
Poor reports, Corporate culture, Market goods
Innovation/ invention
Invention
Creative Hypothesis™; Graphical Narrative™
Editorial innovation
Systems Education
Systems Planning℠
Systems Thinking
Systems Planner №2, 5, 16, 25, 29
Language; Methodology; Practicum
The Classics Club℠
Consolidated Knowledge
Science/ research
Research Communication
Science, Research
oestros №4, 5, 11, 1316, 21
Scholarly publishing
Academic Life
Systems Planner №10
oestros №1619, 21, 22, 2630

Kudos selection   expertise   track record

model sampler

Cockpit Wiring
CW1 CW2

Alternative cockpit views

System cockpit and operational plan

HEI Enhancement
HEI1 HEI2

Sector-specific plan

Contribution of all plans

AAP Overhaul
AAP1 AAP2

Plan review with annotations

Revised plan

LDF Transform
LDF1 LDF2

Sales protocol

Sales pitch map

Synergy

R&D Cooperation

Enterprise
Continental Kathrein QSJ

Continental, PT

Kathrein, PT

QSJ, PT

BIT
SONAE
LDF USC

BIT-SONAE, PT

LDF, PT

USC, PT

Consultants
GreenCivil Bellem Lima Arquitectos P4S Ecobase Consulting Júlio de Jesus Consultores

GreenCivil, GR

BL, PT

P4S, PT

EBC, PT

JJC, PT

Government
CM Vila Real CM Alijo Greek Government

Vila Real, PT

Alijó, PT

Syros, GR

H. E. Institutions
UTAD CITTA OBU PBS

UTAD, PT

CITTA, PT

OBU, UK

PBS, PT

Exchange

Academic Sponsors
British Council FCG FCT DAAD ERASMUS

BC, UK

FCG, PT

FCT, PT

DAAD, DE

Erasmus, EU

Academic Visits and Fellowships
BTU MIT Harvard University University of Bergen University of Barcelona

BTU, DE

MIT, USA

Harvard U., USA

U. Bergen, NO

U. Barcelona, ES

Comenius University Avinashilingam University University of Hertfordshire University of Oxford University of Washington

Comenius U., SK

Avinashilingam U., IN

U. Hertfordshire, UK

U. Oxford, UK

U. Washington, USA

NTUA UFZ Fraunhofer

NTUA, GR

UFZ, DE

Fraunhofer, DE

Spatial perspective: Academic visits and fellowships

academic visit venues

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

R&D Dissemination

Deluxe Print

Academic Publishers
Taylor and Francis Elsevier Edward Elgar Routledge Wiley World Scientific Springer

Taylor & Francis

Elsevier

E.Elgar

Routledge

Wiley

W.Scientific

Springer

Bookstores
Amazon Barnes and Noble Blackwell Waterstones
Book Depository All Bookstores Better World Books WH Smith
Booktopia Hoepli URead Bertrand

Outreach Seminars℠

Key Conferences
IAIA SDS APAI PNUM

IAIA

ISDC

CNAI

ISUF

Independent Talk Venues
U Salford U. Manchester U. Bergen ISCTE U. Comenius

U. Salford, UK

U. Manchester, UK

U. Bergen, NO

ISCTE, PT

Comenius U., SK

MIT U. Barcelona Golder OBU NTUA

MIT, USA

U. Barcelona, ES

Golder, UK

OBU, UK

NTUA, GR

Porto Business School CM Vila Real Avinashilingam University

PBS, PT

CMVR, PT

Avinashilingam U., IN

Spatial perspective: Outreach Seminars℠

Outreach Seminars

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Global Backing

Foundation & Development
Varvakios Model School University of Washington University of Salford

Athens, GR

Seattle, WA, USA

Salford, UK

Institutional Anchorage
UTAD CITTA Oxford Brookes University

Vila Real, PT

Porto, PT

Oxford, UK

Spatial perspective: Development and anchorage

global backing

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Quality Assurance

Quality
Haute Culture Systems Planning℠ attends to quality assurance through comprehensive provisions — i.e. by establishing an official practice, and observing fair play principles as well as quality standards. As for quality itself, it is a key issue of concern in many contexts, from the objective description of substance to an expression of its ‘goodness’.

Comprehensive Provisions

official
Official Practice — Systems Planning℠
Quality
1. Aimappropriate development/ use
2. Directortrustee
3. Registersdivisions/ interfaces
fair
Fair Play — Benefactor/ Beneficiary
1. Fitness-for-purpose — screening
2. Transfer of rights — agreement
3. Use of brand names — agreement
standard
Quality Standards — Systems Planning℠
1. Reliability Standing — social responsibility
2. Competitive Advantage™ — capability and kudos
3. Operating Principles — general conduct
4. R&D Style — praxis innovation
5. Editorial Style — praxis innovation
6. Teaching Style — praxis innovation
Reference: Office technical folio

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

Quality Assurance  Syndicate
Comprehensive Provisions Brand Uniqueness Haute Culture℠ Competitive Advantage™
Efficiency/ The Cause Project Portfolio Professional Fields Fitness-for-Purpose
Original Undertakings Teaching Style Editorial Style Reliability Standing
Operating Principles Appointments Base Skills

Brand Uniqueness

Quality   Haute Culture Systems Planning℠ sets itself apart from the mainstream alternatives by means of (a) three carefully crafted marks that encapsulate its character, (b) a set of operating principles that guide its refined conduct, and (c) the premium value that it creates for the wider community.

brand uniqueness Distinctive Marks Operating Principles Premium Value Masterplan

differentiation manifesto Differentiation manifestos:  Education  •  Organisation field  •  Operation field  •  Design field

Distinctive Marks/ Character

argument
Visual Argument™
Establishes: diagrammatic expression of arguments — hallmark of Explicit Planning™ (SF2™)
Facilitates: insight into situations, concepts, explanations, etc.
Prevents: volumes of text that nobody has the time nor patience to read, verify, or remember
understanding
Big Understanding™
Establishes: comprehension of structure and function — foundation of Competitive Advantage™
Facilitates: dynamics, complexity, problems, etc.
Prevents: the inappropriate use of measurements and statistics by the consulting industry
rigour
Sound Exchange™
Establishes: trustworthy communication through traceability, objectivity, accuracy, and precision
Facilitates: reasoning, argumentation, communication, etc.
Prevents: the ‘face-value’ (e.g. reputation, image) acceptance of flawed documents or discourses

Contrast Box

Index of Juxtapositions

Operating Principles

stance
Stance — Unassuming Confidence™
Quality
Preparation — homework always in check
Wit — quick perception, inventive thought
Modesty — low profile, worthy of recommendation
commitment
Commitment — 3D Policy™
Diligence — careful and persistent effort
Diffusion — appropriate dissemination of information
Distinction — excellence that makes a difference
relations
Relations — Positive Attitude™
Prize the advancement of the human intellect and conduct
Seek the company of the curious and constructive minds
Respect and learn from the alternative worldviews and practice
Foster cooperation and mutual enrichment (e.g. ‘learn–learn’)
Offer knowledge and experience to anyone willing to learn
drive
Drive — Passionate about Perfection™
Clear reasoning to make dynamic complexity easy to grasp
Exemplary results in the most demanding of applications
Original thinking through an outstanding analytic approach
Easy application of the methods and techniques
Bespoke accompaniment precisely when needed
manner
Manner — Tactfulness™
Gentle — Mindsets are to be addressed and explored, not attacked
Humane — Curiously, people are shaped by the culture they shape
Friendly — Teams are formed on trust, rapport, and a common mission
Resilient — Work has both success and failure, but all projects must conclude
Loyal — Sincere people, undertakings, and reasoning deserve attention
projects
Projects — Selective Commissioning™
Only with genuinely interested and committed parties
Arranged exclusively with top management — e.g. CEOs
Assigned adequate resources — e.g. time, monies, information
Carried out uncompromisingly — e.g. rigour, views, bias
Carried out and/ or published in English, if possible
Involving and empowering all participants
Reference: Office technical folio

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

Activity perspective: Stance — Unassuming Confidence™

stance

Activity perspective:  Activities  •  Dynamics  •  Workings  •  Stance  •  Curiosity  •  Programme  •  Undertakings  •  Alternatives  •  SIG  •  Community  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic perspective:  Expertise  •  Practice  •  Cause  •  Missions  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs
Spatial perspective:  Development and anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠

Premium Value

Systems Planning
Platform
Stakeholders: Academics; Practitioners; Community
Highlight: The art of efficiency™
Advance: Haute Culture™
Research Lab
Innovation
Stakeholders: Academics; Practitioners; Community
Highlight: Methodology; Language/ techniques
Advance: Expert refinement; Social development
Planning Studio
Praxis
Stakeholders: Academics; Practitioners; Community
Highlight: Understanding, guidance, outcomes
Advance: Undertakings; Stakeholder empowerment
Systems School
Education
Stakeholders: Academics; Practitioners; Community
Highlight: Understanding, knowledge, competences
Advance: Stakeholder development/ empowerment
Blueprint Executive
Executive
Stakeholders: Academics; Practitioners; Community
Highlight: Appointments, screening, cooperations
Advance: Quality assurance
Perdicoulis Publishing
Publishing
Stakeholders: Academics; Practitioners; Community
Highlight: Understanding, knowledge, reflection
Advance: Knowledge consolidation
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