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