What is it?
A narrative reporting resource that requires advanced technology. First, one creates a detailed systems map (see Systems Mapping); a causal loop map without a stock and flow diagram would not be adequate. An expert may then turn the systems map into a mathematical model and create computer simulations of the system. The simulation can be used to identify those variables that most influence the entire system as well as subsystems.
The simulation can also test possible system interventions. System Dynamics Modeling is helpful for influencing a system at a macro, global or multinational level. For more information, see the Systems Dynamics Society and the New England Complex Systems Institute. Forio is one potential option for online modeling.