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A Tutorial on Involving Stakeholders in Facilitated Simulation Studies

Kotiadis, Kathy, Tako, Antuela A. (2021) A Tutorial on Involving Stakeholders in Facilitated Simulation Studies. In: Fakhimi, Masoud and Boness, Tom and Robertson, Duncan, eds. Proceedings of the Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2021 (SW21). . pp. 42-56. Operational Research Society ISBN 978-0-903440-66-0. (doi:10.36819/SW21.005) (KAR id:91450)

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Abstract

This tutorial introduces the PartiSim approach, aimed at supporting analysts and simulation modellers to carry out facilitated discrete event simulation studies. Facilitated simulation offers an alternative mode of engagement with stakeholders (clients) in simulation projects. It is particularly beneficial when modelling systems with complex behaviour, involving many stakeholders with plurality of opinions and objectives.

PartiSim short for Participative Simulation, is a facilitated modelling approach developed to support simulation projects through a framework, stakeholder-oriented tools and manuals in facilitated workshops. A PartiSim study includes six stages, four of which involve facilitated workshops. PartiSim was developed more than 10 years ago. It can be applied to analyse operational problems in many contexts within the services and manufacturing domain. This tutorial presents the PartiSim framework and tools, some applications and example tools, a roadmap to adopting it and concludes with some tips for potential users.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.36819/SW21.005
Uncontrolled keywords: facilitated simulation models
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Kathy Kotiadis
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 20:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91450 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kotiadis, Kathy: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8004-5708
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