Simulation of a distributed design project

Sampsa Ruutu, Peter Ylén, M. Laine

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Abstract

Dissemination of system dynamics to project management practitioners is not as widespread as its use for project management theory building within the system dynamics community. This article presents a decision support and training project model built for a global consulting and engineering company. The simulation model comprises the most important work phases within the detail engineering phase of a large investment project in three offices. The model was validated using data from several past projects and in workshops with the company. A user interface was built to aid dissemination and use of the model. The purpose of the model is the bottleneck analysis and simulation of an ongoing engineering project, as well as the simulation of quality, scheduling, and profitability issues when outsourcing parts of the detail plant engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2011
EditorsJames M. Lyneis, George P. Richardson
PublisherSystem Dynamics Society
Pages3095-3110
Volume4
ISBN (Print)978-1-61839-229-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 201129 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period25/07/1129/07/11

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Project management
Dynamical systems
Outsourcing
User interfaces
Industry
Profitability
Scheduling

Keywords

  • distributed project
  • system dynamics
  • simulation
  • decision support
  • design service

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Ruutu, S., Ylén, P., & Laine, M. (2011). Simulation of a distributed design project. In J. M. Lyneis, & G. P. Richardson (Eds.), Proceedings: 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2011 (Vol. 4, pp. 3095-3110). System Dynamics Society.
Ruutu, Sampsa ; Ylén, Peter ; Laine, M. / Simulation of a distributed design project. Proceedings: 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2011. editor / James M. Lyneis ; George P. Richardson. Vol. 4 System Dynamics Society, 2011. pp. 3095-3110
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Ruutu, S, Ylén, P & Laine, M 2011, Simulation of a distributed design project. in JM Lyneis & GP Richardson (eds), Proceedings: 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2011. vol. 4, System Dynamics Society, pp. 3095-3110, 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Washington, DC, United States, 25/07/11.

Simulation of a distributed design project. / Ruutu, Sampsa; Ylén, Peter; Laine, M.

Proceedings: 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2011. ed. / James M. Lyneis; George P. Richardson. Vol. 4 System Dynamics Society, 2011. p. 3095-3110.

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