Managing Complexity with Design Structure Matrices – an Operational Life Integration Challenge

DS 97: Proceedings of the 21st International DSM Conference (DSM 2019), Monterey, California, September 23rd - 25th 2019

Year: 2019
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jintin Tran; Paulo Montijo
Author: Repetski, Edward Joseph; Sarkani, Shahram; Mazzuchi, Thomas
Series: DSM
Institution: George Washington University
Section: Managing Organizations
Page(s): 8
DOI number:
ISBN: 978-1-912254-06-4


The study is investigating the application of Design Structure Matrices (DSM) to a new domain. The idea is to use this tool to expand the application of model-based engineering into a new domain, operation integration of human crews with diverse equipment sets under resource constrained conditions. DSM – in particular multi-domain architecture models are applied to a generic version of equipment for vehicle mounted military gunnery. The question to answer is if the DSM, a lower-overhead modeling tool, can provide a path for expanding the benefits of systems thinking to a broader domain.

Keywords: Design Structure Matrices, Multi-Domain Architecture


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