An Initial Metamodel to Evaluate Potentials for Graph- based Analyses of Product Development Projects

DSM 2015: Modeling and managing complex systems - Proceedings of the 17th International DSM Conference Fort Worth (Texas, USA), 4-6 November 2015

Year: 2015
Editor: Browning, T. R.; Eppinger, S. D.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Chucholowski, N.; Lindemann, U.
Series: DSM
Section: Project Management
Page(s): 77-88


This paper presents an initial metamodel for product development projects. It enables to model different entities (nodes), relationships (edges) and their attributes, understanding product development projects as complex systems. The modeling approach shows potential to provide helpful input for project managers in situations when projects deviate from plan during their execution. The potential was evaluated in a simplified use case. First results are presented and paths for future development of the approach are derived.

Keywords: Project Management, Synchronization Management, Interdependencies, Project models, Graph Theory

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