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< previous page page_83 next page > Page 83 appropriate cases, therefore, SD can be drawn upon and found to contribute in a most useful way. As with all approaches, we need to deal critically with the legitimacies and limitations, not make "isolationist" claims. SD can and does help with particular aspects of our technical interest in prediction of trends and testing out control policies. 4.8 Case Study: A Project Manager's Dilemma 4.8.1 Introductio n A project manager's main planning system is based upon a logic simulation of the work to be carried out. This helps the people who carry out the work but does not necessarily consider the needs of those
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who control it. Such a logic- based model does not consider all the environmental influences that affect satisfactory completion. 4.8.2 Your Task Consider the situation where you are a project manager and there are a number of core elements which affect the performance of your team. As a project manager you have direct control over some of them. Consider the following
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Unformatted text preview: elements: Workforce size made up of:- skilled team size- unskilled team size (Both these types of labour resources have to work together and have equal amounts of work do to, They may need to be increased or decreased as progress is made through the project.) People leaving the project and needing to be replaced, Amount of work to complete (measured in man-hours per week). Productivity . The amount of progress being made. The amount of work remaining. The amount of work that has to be redone due to faults. Figure 4.11 captures the main dynamic features of the situation. Expand Figure 4.11 with elements not initially considered so that the model of this project portrays the real situation in more detail (you may need to break up some of the elements into smaller ones). Identify the elements that you as a project manager have direct control over. You will also need to take into account such influences as time < previous page page_83 next page >...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

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