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On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Stefan Wasilewski <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Count me interested.
>
>
> On 29 Nov 2009, at 01:33, russell_c wrote:
>
> I am involved in a trial of the SenseMaker (SM) product and Cognitive Edge
> approach. (see: http://www.sensemaker-suite.com/ )
>
> It has been twisting and turning for about 18 months (since mid-2008) due
> to local chaos conditions in public sector governance structures etc.
>
> However, we are now at the final survey design stage and I was hoping, for
> personal research reasons, to try and include a VSM aspect within it.
>
> Unfortunately I am not formally trained in the SM methodology or design,
> but they (Cognitive Edge) are handling that aspect in any case. If anyone is
> interested, a summary site is here: http://r4regions.wikispaces.com/ and
> the VSM related section is at
> http://r4regions.wikispaces.com/Viability+Checklist
>
> I am hoping, if possible, to capture some evidence that the broad VSM
> outline (including 3*) is detectable in responses -- perhaps as attitudinal
> or values domains.
>
> For example, I asked Dave S. if they could link SM into a priority ranking
> framework to rank resources to project submissions and operational plans
> etc. I'm thinking multi-criteria decision analysis, and I'd assume public
> stakeholder perceptions (of value) collected from *SenseMaker *would also
> be a good cross-check, or perhaps directly inform the weighting of
> elements etc. (*)
>
> His response: "yes that ranking can be managed, if we included it in the
> signifier set" (and hey, I'm assuming Dave is not listening in on this
> Listserv!)
>
> So, in addition, now I'm thinking about what "signifier set" would capture
> VSM profiles in the population. For example, I'd assume that we would find a
> lot of S2 related attitudes and values in public sector finance employees.
> There is a Figure 1 at http://r4regions.wikispaces.com/1.+Introductionwhich helps put this in context -- i.e., internal staff alignment with
> external stakeholder sets ... and if possible with the VSM framework.
>
> If anyone has any ideas, or knows of work in this area, I'd be most happy
> to know more.
>
> We should be going out with a test run in early December. I'm happy to
> share results in due course.
>
> Please email me here or directly at: [log in to unmask]
>
> Many thanks in anticipation & regards
> Russell
>
> (*) for example: Mabin, V., Menzies, M., King, G., and Joyce, K. (2001).
> ‘Public Sector Priority Setting Using Decision Support Tools’, *Australian
> Journal of Public Administration*, 60(2): 44-59, June.Also
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytic_Hierarchy_Process
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