A SIMULATION-BASED ANALYSIS ON THE INTEGRATION OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Becerril, L.; Rebentisch, E.; Chucholowski, N.; Conforto, E.; Lindemann, U.
Series: DESIGN
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
Page(s): 1835-1844

Abstract

Poor performance in engineering programs has been partly associated with a growing cultural barrier between Program Management (PM) and Systems Engineering (SE). However, an understanding on how the integration of these two disciplines affects program performance is still missing. This study examines the relationship between the integration of PM and SE and program performance by relating factors that contribute to ’integration’ and program behavior. For this purpose, a System Dynamics model is developed. Overall, the model simulations results improve the understanding of PM and SE integration.

Keywords: program management, systems engineering, system dynamics

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