Scheduling Tools improvement in Complex Project Management - 19 September 2018 Presentation

Traditional project management tools such as Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM), and Gantt chart allow the modelling of sequential and parallel processes in projects, but they fail to address interdependency of feedback and iteration, which is common in complex projects. In this presentation, we learned ways to solve this issue with the help of our guest speaker Indra Gunawan, Associate Professor in Complex Project Management and Director of Project Management Program in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, Faculty of the Professions, the University of Adelaide. Indra Gunawan introduced us to a method of explicitly accounting for iteration in the design process called Design Structure Matrix (DSM).  We also learned ways to improve planning, execution and management of projects using the DSM algorithms (partitioning and tearing). It was a very interesting talk and pleasant night, thanks to the presence of our PMI members!
Juliana do Canto
Events Director
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