A new release 1.0.0 of Symu has been released. Initially, Symu was a framework for organization simulation. It becomes an open source suite allowing the modeling, analysis and simulation of organizations. Each area is now a independant project with its own repository. Let’s explore them:

Organizational modeling

Firstly, to be able to simulate an organization, you must first be able to model this organization. Therefore, we extracted the code allowing this modeling. In other words, we have created a new github repository Symu.OrgMod (for Organization Modeling).

How it works

Moreover, Symu.OrgMod models organization as a graph of specific artefacts such as :

  • Actor
  • Belief, Knowledge
  • Event
  • Organization
  • Resource
  • Role
  • Task

What it is

It creates a graph of organizational artifacts and graphical (not yet available) to model an organization.

Organizational analysis

Secondly, simulating an organization is one thing, being able to analyze and characterize an organization is another. And they are complementary. Some of the key measures for characterizing organizational architectures may be found in the area of network analysis. Some are from social SNA (social network analysis), others from organizational ONA (organizational network analysis) networks. This analysis may be static and even or dynamic with DNA (dynamic network analysis).

As a result, with this new release 1.0.0 of Symu comes a new github repository Symu.DNA (for Dynamic Network Analysis).

How it works

Symu.DNA models social group and organization as a meta-network. This meta-network is a list of specific networks that characterizing organizational architectures such as :

  • Social network
  • Knowledge network
  • Information network
  • Capabilities network
  • Skills network
  • Assigment, needs, requirements, work, ….

What it is

Meta-network is used for laying out the relation among types of those networks. It creates statistical and graphical (not yet available) models of the people, tasks, groups, knowledge and resources of organizational systems. Those metrics assess and identify change within and across networks.

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