WHAT IS A SYSTEM?
“An integrated composite of components that provide function and capability to satisfy a stated need or objective. A system is a holistic unit that is greater than the sum of its parts. It has structure, function, behavior, characteristics, and interconnectivity. Modern day systems are typically composed of people, products, and environments that together generate complexity and capability (p. 402).”
Ericson, C. A. (2011). Concise encyclopedia of system safety: Definition of terms and concepts. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, N.J.
“There's always a flaw in the system” - Beetee (The Hunger Games Catching Fire)
OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SYSTEM EVALUATION
We are proud to be one of the world leaders in system evaluation. Dr. Renger published system evaluation theory (SET) which he developed based on his work in the emergency response sector. Our evaluation family has since published 7 articles on the application of SET. SET combines systems thinking and system theory to walk the client through three steps to evaluate their systems. SET is especially helpful in evaluating agencies working together around a common goal.
WHAT SYSTEM EVALUATION SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
When evaluating a system we explore your needs in 2 main areas.
PRIOR SYSTEM EVALUATION WORK
Becker, K., Renger, R., & McPherson, M. (2015). Indicators of buy-in to gauge evaluation success. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15 (2) 12-21.
Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., & Booze, W. (2017). Defining systems to evaluate system efficiency and effectiveness. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17 (3), 4-13.
Renger, R., Keogh, B., Hawkins, A., Foltysova, K., & Souvannasacd, E. (2018) Reworks: A robust system efficiency measure. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 18 (3), 183-191.
Renger, R. (2015). System Evaluation Theory (SET). Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15 (4), 16-28.
Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Ienuso, S., Renger, J., & Booze, W. (2017). Evaluating system cascading failures. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17 (2), 29-36.
Renger, R., Wood, S., Williamson, S., & Krapp, S. (2011). Systemic evaluation, impact evaluation, and logic models. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 11 (2), 24-30.
Renger, R. (2016). Illustrating the Evaluation of System Feedback Mechanisms using System Evaluation Theory (SET). Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 16 (4), 15-21.