The book 'Theory and Practical Exercises of System Dynamics' contains a description of the concepts of this methodology and a group of 24 practical exercises in the areas of management, environment, physics, and social systems. Modeling techniques as System Dynamics allow to see in advance the consequences of the proposed policies and they are becoming increasingly important to management.
Consultants can use this book in different ways, for example the exercises can be used in some 'in-company-training' classes for beginners in System Dynamics because it shows step by step the process of building models, and how to use the educational software. The book has been written in a very comprehensible style and it contains more than 200 figures and model illustrations.
The content of this book can be applied in many areas. In the business world, these topics are mainly used to address issues related to Strategic Plannig, Business Planning, Leadership Developement, Strategic Marketing and Sales, Organization Redesign, Process Improvement, Implementation of operational plans. In general to build and sustain high performance over the long term, and ensure successful implementation of changes.
The contents has been elaborated trying to avoid unnecessary materials. Only basic computer skills are needed. No statistical or specific mathematical education is required.