The Soft Systems Methodology derived from the systems thinking approach was initially discovered in United Kingdom as a result of a research under taken by Checkland. “Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) was developed by Peter Checkland in the late 60’s at the University of Lancaster in the UK. Originally it was seen as a modeling tool, but in later years it has been seen increasingly as a learning and meaning development tool.
Although it develops models, the models are not supposed to represent the “real world”, but by using systems rules and principles allow you to structure your thinking about the real world. The models are neither descriptive nor normative, though they may carry elements of both” (Williams, 2005). The foundation of the methodology is based on the severe stages that represent the SSM. These seven stages would be employed in order to resolve the highlighted problem to arrive at an organization benefiting solution.