Department: PhD in Project Management
Module Description: This module is designed to provide advanced knowledge and higher level of understanding of the use of systems thinking and dynamic modelling to address the complexity in project management.
Abdel-Hamid, T. (1988). Understanding the ‘90% Syndrome’ in software project management: a simulation-based case study. The Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 8, pp. 319-330. Request item
Cooper, K. and Lee, G. (2009). Managing the dynamics of projects and changes at Fluor [online]. Kenneth Cooper and Fluor Corporation. Request item
Lyneis, J. M. and Ford, D. (2007). System dynamics applied to project management: a survey, assessment, and directions for future research. System Dynamics Review, vol. 23(2,3) (50th Anniversary Special Issue, Summer/Fall 2007), pp. 157-189.
Ford, D. N. and Sterman, J. D. (2003). The liar's club: concealing rework in concurrent development. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications, vol. 11(3), pp. 211-219. Request item
Forrester, J. W. and Senge, P. (1980). ‘Tests for building confidence in system dynamics models’, in J.W. Forrester and J. Lyneis (eds). System dynamics: TIMS studies in the management sciences 14 [online]. New York: North Holland, pp. 209-228. Request item
Repenning, N. P. and Sterman, J. D. (2001). Nobody gets the credit for fixing problems that never happened: creating and sustaining process improvement. California Management Review, vol. 43 (4), pp. 64-88.
Rodrigues, A. G. and Williams, T. M. (1998). System dynamics in project management: assessing the impacts of client behaviour on project performance. Journal of Operations Research Society, vol. 49 (1), pp. 2-15. Request item
Senge, P. M., Kleiner, A., Roberts, C., Ross, R. and Smith, B. (1994). The fifth discipline fieldbook: strategies and tools for building a learning organization. London: Nicholas Brealey.
Sterman, J. D. (1992). System dynamics modelling for project management: a working paper [online]. Sloan School of Management. Cambridge, MA: MIT. Request item