The six +1 steps of the Compram method (DeTombe)

step  0    quick start workshop

to handle life threatening situations

Analyzing and guiding a problem this way takes much time and energy. Sometimes direct handling is necessary. This can be done in the Quick Start Workshop where the problem owner, the main actors and the main content experts, guided by a facilitator, discuss the problem in a face to face meeting in an electronic meeting room (GDSS). This is step zero of the Compram method.  Here a quick and shallow inventory of the problem is made on urgent issues. The five most urgent issues are selected and a start can be made for direct interventions. A municipality can start working right away on these five selected issues. The Quick Start Workshop is followed by the Basic Approach of the Compram method. The Basic Approach of the Compram method is step 1 to 6.

The method Compram prescribes in a framework model of six +1 steps how to handle these kinds of problems. This is the Basic Approach of the method Compram (see for a more detailed description of the Compram approach DeTombe, 1994; DeTombe, 2003).

Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe
Founder and Chair International - , Euro - , West-Euro- & Dutch Operational Research Research Group Methodology of Societal Complexity
Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
多莉恩德通教授 华人民共和国四川省成都市 一环南路一段24 四川大学
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