Different models are implemented in this simulator. A new full example has been added in this new release v0.6.0 which demonstrate the use of one of them: the murphies model and its consequences : the blockers.


Murphies and blockers model

An organization is designed to work in an optimal system. Murphies is a way to run a system in a sub-optimal way and see the impacts.
By construction, Symu offers you several possible scenarios for working sub-optimally:


  • Unavailability
  • Incomplete knowledge
  • Incomplete beliefs
  • Incomplete information
As Symu is task-based, murphies often results in blockers in tasks.
A murphy contains the conditions for triggering the stress, but also the conditions for unlocking the blocker. It is fully customizable.

SymuMurphiesAndBlockers example

You can use this example to discover and understand the impact of all the setups on the agents. That will help you setup you own murphies and blockers model.


Scenario of the simulation

  1. Agents performing tasks according to their availability, knowledge and beliefs
  2. Emails and internet access to search information.
Because of the murphies, the agents are blocked. They have different strategies to unlock the blockers :
They search for information from colleagues, in their emails, on the Internet, or try to guess the correct answer.
They may find no strategy to unlock tasks, so they will not complete them or even cancel them.
Small Screenshot of murphies and blockers models

Getting started

To start playing with this example, download the version v0.6.0. You will find the source code and the executable SymuMurphiesAndBlockers.exe.

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