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"Gantt-Like" DSMs

"Gantt-Like" DSMs

Year: 2011

Section: Project and Process Management

Editor: Eppinger, S. D., Maurer, M., Eben, K., Lindemann, U.

Author: Minogue, P.

Section: Project and Process Management

Pages: 259-271

Abstract

Design Structure Matrices (DSMs) can cater for both “feed-forward” and “feed-back” coupled task dependencies but typically do not include time or critical path information. In contrast, Gantt charts do
convey time and critical path information but typically do not cater for feed-back task dependencies.
This paper explores new ways to combine the main benefits of DSMs and Gantt charts.
DSMs can be devised to display (i) more sophisticated task dependencies (ii) time and critical path information. Gantt charts can be devised to better handle feed-back task dependencies. The latter can be achieved by translating those feed-back dependencies into feed-forward dependencies to “inactive” tasks.

Keywords: DSM, Gantt chart

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