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uniqueness
Blueprint Executive

Executive interface [Statutes]

Coordinating implementation

Director: A. Perdicoulis

Office

Appointments Selection Track Record Quality Assurance Brand Uniqueness
earth

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  •  Leadership

Appointments — όλον

Partaking · 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 to the power of its technical and human advances, made possible by quality assurance.

Reference: Office technical folio

Select   academics Academics   practitioners Practitioners   community Community

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

Activity view: Tour d’horizon

activities


Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

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℠
Reference: Office technical folio
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
Interactivity Modes
association extension involvement

Association
— specialists —

Extension
— wider community —

Involvement
— new talent —

Note

Pro Bono Publico Quality

Systems Planning℠ is conceived and put to good use for the benefit of the wider community (‘the common good’), and the same good will is expected in return — for instance, in educational campaigns, cultural programmes, and R&D projects. This reciprocation has been honoured in all associations of Systems Planning℠ and is anticipated in all future cooperations.

Reference: Office technical folio

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

Funding (indicative)

Disclaimer: The above selection is merely indicative — i.e. non-exhaustive and non-endorsing

Selection — ποιότης

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.

Reference: Niche technical folio

youthful minds Stakeholders Youthful Minds™ Big Understanding™ Recommendations

Stakeholders

Typical stakeholders with case-specific interests are expected to know and defend their own interests or stakes in a broader context (e.g. system or situation). Exempt stakeholders (e.g. consultants, mediators, facilitators, modellers, scientists) defend the objectivity of the operation (e.g. research, planning), with their stakes being professional conduct — e.g. being objective and methodic.

Reference: Stakeholders technical folio

academia
Academia [scholarly profiles]
original undertakings
fields
Researchers— e.g. career, occasional
Educators— e.g. professors, instructors, coaches
Students— e.g. in engineering/ science/ arts/ management
Organisations— e.g. ministries of education, universities/ consortia,
pedagogic/ scientific councils, research centres
praxis
Praxis [practitioner profiles]
Specialists— e.g. in medicine, law, journalism
Entrepreneurs— e.g. start-up/ spin-off owners
Administrators— e.g. in-house planners/ managers
Consultants— e.g. in planning/ management
Organisations— e.g. service industry, public administration, professional associations,
consultancy firms, enterprise, medical offices, law firms, news corporations
community
Community [civil society]
Individuals— e.g. junior talent
Organisations— e.g. local/ regional development associations, NGOs,
learned societies, municipal councils, public hospitals
Reference: Niche technical folio

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Youthful Minds™ — Initial conditions

Youthful Minds™ define the initial conditions for the intellectual work of Systems Planning℠ — i.e. curiosity and freedom — which are developed further through the actual work. However, despite their self-evident righteousness, these conditions are threatened by vulgar inhibitive attitudes.

Reference: Niche technical folio

curiosity
Curiosity to understand ‘how things work’
junior talent
youthful minds
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
Reference: Niche technical folio

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Inhibitive Attitudes (to Youthful Minds™)

Heed: Antipodes (to holism)  •  Inhibitive attitudes (to Youthful Minds™)  •  Open Access resources (indicative)
Mainstream alternatives (indicative): Consultants  •  Praxis  •  Cooperations

Contrast Box

Index of Juxtapositions
box sets

Big Understanding™ — Top-tier comprehension

understanding
Curiosity to understand ‘how things work’ invites to a higher level of intellectual achievement, involving dynamic mental models that provide ‘explanations’ — e.g. working hypotheses that are open to sharing, inspection, review, and revision. Hence, conduct is elevated from a basic ‘control unit’ to educated praxis capable of questioning itself.

References: Learning and Niche technical folios; SP44

Activity view: Intellectual achievement — top-tier curiosity

intellectual achievement

Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Activity view: The ‘systems’ learning model — top-tier enhancement

tracks


Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Recommendations

Governance professionals

Personal Qualities — Screening Guide
innovation two
Understanding — the industry; mental model; context
Order — problem formalisation; creativity; shared reasoning
Autonomy — research; preparation (e.g. skills, resources)
Preferred Profiles — Youthful Minds™
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

Recommendations: Dynamic documents  •  Governance professionals

Dynamic documents

Document Qualities — Screening Guide
innovation one
Argument — completeness, coherence, and clarity
Method — choice and compliance
Language — adherence to the rules
References — meticulous correspondence
Document Scope — Objects of Interest
System — a set of interacting elements, forming a whole
Process — a sequence of actions and states
Plan — a justified proposal for action

Recommendations: Dynamic documents  •  Governance professionals

Note

On Screening Quality

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

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

Track Record — γνώση, ουσία

Over the years, and with substantial institutional backing, Systems Planning℠ has shaped, shown, and shared its value through case studies, synergy, and dissemination. A track record registers the more visible elements (i.e. effort and outcomes) of the Systems Planning℠ experience, which are but a subset of its masterplan.

Reference: Office technical folio

track record Case Studies K·B Sampler Synergy Dissemination Backing

Case Studies

Activities
projects workshops lectures

Projects
praxis

Workshops
training

Lectures
teaching

Praxis Compendia
knowledge base model sampler

Knowledge Base

Model Sampler

Listing (L→R): Case study (re: objects); Projects   projects

Primary R&D/ Science

Case studies: Primary R&D/ Science  •  Applied R&D/ Community  •  Consolidation R&D/ Monographs  •  Workshops/ Masterclasses  •  Teaching/ Lectures

Listing (L→R): Case study (re: objects); Projects   projects

Applied R&D/ Community

Case studies: Primary R&D/ Science  •  Applied R&D/ Community  •  Consolidation R&D/ Monographs  •  Workshops/ Masterclasses  •  Teaching/ Lectures

Listing (L→R): Case studies (all objects); Projects/ Publications   projects

Consolidation R&D/ Monographs

Case studies: Primary R&D/ Science  •  Applied R&D/ Community  •  Consolidation R&D/ Monographs  •  Workshops/ Masterclasses  •  Teaching/ Lectures

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

Workshops/ Masterclasses

Case studies: Primary R&D/ Science  •  Applied R&D/ Community  •  Consolidation R&D/ Monographs  •  Workshops/ Masterclasses  •  Teaching/ Lectures

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

Teaching/ Lectures

Case studies: Primary R&D/ Science  •  Applied R&D/ Community  •  Consolidation R&D/ Monographs  •  Workshops/ Masterclasses  •  Teaching/ Lectures

Areas of expertise and indicative works   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
Systems Planner №44
oestros №9, 28
Object/ shadow; Spendthrift
Governance
Academic Life
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
Reference: Research technical folio

Praxis compendia: Knowledge base (by area of expertise)  •  Model sampler (R&D projects)

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

Praxis compendia: Knowledge base (by area of expertise)  •  Model sampler (R&D projects)

Synergy

Network   network

R&D Cooperation/ Community

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

Cultural Institutions
FCM IICM

FCM, PT

IICM, PT

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Network   network

Academic 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 UAegean UFZ Fraunhofer Brno University of Technology

NTUA, GR

UAegean, GR

UFZ, DE

Fraunhofer, DE

BUT, CZ

Joint Course Partners

[in preparation]

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Spatial view: Academic visits and fellowships

academic visit venues

Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

R&D Dissemination

Network   network

Classic Print/ Deluxe Editions

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

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Network   network

Launch Events

Classic BooksLaunch Event Venues
Systems Thinking book Building Competences book Furthering EIA book

‘Systems Thinking’
— UP, Porto, 2011 —

‘Building Competences’
— Blackwell’s, Oxford, 2012 —

‘Furthering EIA’
— APA, Lisbon, 2013 —

UP Blackwell APA

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Network   network

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 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

PBS, PT

CMVR, PT

Avinashilingam U., IN

WPI, US

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Spatial view: Outreach Seminars℠

Outreach Seminars

Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Network   network

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

People: Contributing associates  •  Authors  •  Editorial credits  •  Teaching cooperation  •  Guest speakers/ instructors  •  Global credits
Organisations: R&D cooperation  •  Academic exchange  •  Classic print  •  Launches  •  Outreach Seminars™  •  Backing
Reserve: Stakeholders  •  Youthful Minds™  •  Authors & readers (Note)  •  Holistic alumni (Note)

Spatial view: Global backing — foundation & development/ institutional anchorage

global backing

Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Temporal view: The genesis of Systems Planning℠ in milestones

milestones


Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Quality Assurance — ποιότης

Quality
Haute Culture

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

Reference: Office technical folio

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
4. Mutual good will — reciprocation; context
standard
Quality Standards — Systems Planning℠
1. Reliability Standing — social responsibility [strategic, global]
2. Operating Principles — general conduct [tactic, global]
3. Competitive Advantage™ — engagement [participants]
4. R&D Style — praxis innovation [research, applications]
5. Editorial Style — praxis innovation [publishing]
6. Teaching Style — praxis innovation [teaching]
Reference: Office technical folio

Quality assurance: Comprehensive Provisions  •  Reliability Standing  •  Operating Principles  •  Competitive Advantage™  •  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 Selection/ Screening
Original Undertakings Teaching Style Editorial Style Reliability Standing
Operating Principles Appointments Base Skills™ Mutual good will
Making a difference

Syndicates: quality assurance  •  Haute Culture™

Activity view: Quality Standards

standards


Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Brand Uniqueness — όλον

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.

Reference: Office technical folio

brand uniqueness Distinctive Marks Operating Principles Premium Value Masterplan

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

Distinctive Marks/ Character — λόγος

comprehension
Big Understanding™ — λόγος [reason, cause]
youthful minds   Vision Need — Seek dynamic explanations (re: situations, actions, etc.)
Resolution — Study of structure and function (req. human intelligence)
SupportSF2™ (mental models/ conception); top-tier comprehension
Advance — Explicit complexity, dynamics, and problem structure
Prevention — The inappropriate use of ‘big data’ (e.g. measurements, statistics)
clarity
Visual Argument™ — λόγος [narrative, discourse]
Language   Vision Need — Convey an account clearly (incl. assumptions, positions, dynamics)
Resolution — Diagrammatic expression of arguments
SupportSF2™ (mental models/ sharing); SPML™ (language)
Advance — Concise and unambiguous exposition
Prevention — Volumes of tedious or cumbersome text
reliability
Sound Exchange™ — λόγος [science, writings]
academic mentoring   Vision Need — Handle knowledge reliably (incl. its constituents)
Resolution — Scientific rigour in content, form, and process
SupportSF2™ (objectivity); Academic Mentoring℠ (incl. preparation)
Advance — Examination, questioning, critical spirit
Prevention — The acceptance of flawed documents or discourses
Reference: Office technical folio

Activity view: Distinctive marks and their relations

distinctive marks

Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Contrast Box

Index of Juxtapositions
box sets

Operating Principles

stance
Unassuming Confidence™ — Stance
Quality
Preparation — homework always in check
Wit — quick perception, inventive thought
Modesty — low profile, worthy of recommendation
commitment
3D Policy™ — Commitment
Diligence — careful and persistent effort
Distinction — excellence that makes a difference
Dissemination — appropriate sharing
relations
Positive Attitude™ — Relations
Prizing the advancement of the human intellect and conduct
Seeking the company of the curious and constructive minds
Respecting and learning from the alternative worldviews and practice
Fostering cooperation and mutual enrichment (e.g. ‘learn–learn’)
Offering knowledge and experience to anyone willing to learn
drive
Passionate about Perfection™ — Drive
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
Tactfulness™ — Manner
Being gentle — mindsets are to be addressed and explored, not attacked
Being humane — curiously, people are shaped by the culture they shape
Being friendly — teams are formed on trust, rapport, and a common mission
Being resilient — work has both success and failure, but all projects must conclude
Being loyal — sincere people, undertakings, and reasoning deserve attention
assignments
Selective Commissioning™ — Assignments
Working only with genuinely interested and committed parties
Working with top and/ or middle management — e.g. CEOs
Working with adequate resources — e.g. time, monies, information
Working uncompromisingly — e.g. rigour, perspectives, impartiality
Working in English, if possible — e.g. discussions, publications
Involving and empowering all participants
Reference: Office technical folio

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

Activity view: Stance — Unassuming Confidence™

stance

Activity view: All  •  R&D  •  Quality  •  Stance  •  Marks  •  Advantage  •  Roles  •  Curiosity  •  Tracks  •  Study  •  Undertakings  •  Workflows  •  SIG  •  Modes  •  Organics  •  Masterplan  •  Antipodes
Thematic view: Unity  •  Expertise  •  Praxis  •  Cause  •  Science  •  Scope/M  •  Aim/M  •  Activism  •  Subjects  •  Lectures  •  Workshops  •  Pro Utilities™  •  Clubs  •  Ensembles
Spatial/ Temporal view: Foundation & development/ anchorage  •  Academic visits and fellowships  •  Outreach Seminars℠  •  Genesis timeline

Premium Value (cf. classic values/ socio-economic and scientific roles)

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