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

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

Year: 2015

Section: Project Management

Editor: Browning, T. R.; Eppinger, S. D.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Chucholowski, N.; Lindemann, U.

Series: DSM

Section: Project Management

Pages: 77-88

Abstract

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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Design Structure Matrix (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other. DSM‐based techniques have proven to be very valuable in understanding, designing, and optimizing complex system architectures such as those of products, organizations, and processes. The International DSM Conference provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and developers of DSM‐related tools to exchange experiences, discuss...

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