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Engaging stakeholders leads to model behaviour

System modelling is a powerful technique for identifying solutions to complex problems or improvements in complicated processes.

But its biggest challenges are achieving buy-in from stakeholders to implement suggested changes and the experience at the end of a project – where organisations are inundated with a “waterfall” of solutions in one deluge.

A research team at Brunel led by Dr Tillal Eldabi has addressed these issues by introducing an innovative approach, which combines involving stakeholders in the modelling and an iterative methodology so users can take what they want at any stage.

The underlying assumption was that this would not only increase buy-in and rapid implementation of suggested changes but it would also save modelling time and money wasted on unnecessary data collection.