Business Process Analysis Workshops: System Dynamics Models


This 41 page set of notes provides workshops that demonstrate system dynamics simulation methods. The required analysis background to understand these workshops can be obtained by studying System Dynamics Methods: A Quick Introduction, which can be downloaded from the ASU system dynamics resources page. Vensim notation is used in the workshops, and free versions of Vensim can be downloaded for instructional use from Ventana Systems, Inc. A quick reference and tutorial for Vensim can be downloaded from the ASU system dynamics resources page. This document is formatted for two-sided printing, and the blank pages at the end of some chapters are intentional so that new chapters will start on right-hand pages.

The document can be downloaded in either of two forms:

  1. Download Business Process Analysis Workshops: System Dynamics Models as a zip archive (sdwork.zip, 567,169 bytes), which contains the Preface/Table of Contents, and Chapters 1 through 4 as separate PDF files, as well as the Vensim models that are listed in these chapters.

  2. Download the Preface/Table of Contents and each chapter, as well as each Vensim model, as a separate file. (In a Windows browser, right-click on a link to download the associated document. Then, in Internet Explorer, select the "Save Target As..." option, and in Netscape select the "Save Link As.." option.)


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Last updated October 8, 2012.