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

    Cite this

    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.

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    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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