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< previous  page page_84 next page > Page 84 Figure 4.11 The main dynamic features of a project delays and the influence of introducing new labour resources (remember that they may not be as productive initially as those already working on the project). You, as a project manager (i.e. the controller) have a dilemma. After expanding the model to represent the situation, you realise that adjustments can be made to many elements. SD modelling enables a policy maker to identify the elements of greatest leveragethe ones having the greatest influence on the model's behaviour. The advantage of being
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able to model on a computer is that the time taken in this identification process is reduced. This process is carried out by adjusting one, some, or all of them at the same time. However, the more you adjust prior to a
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Unformatted text preview: simulation the less chance there is of being able to identify the significant ones. These changes should be the result of careful consideration and you as a manager only need to adjust the element(s) which have the greatest influence to provide the desired change. Be careful, however. Remember, for example, that a proportional increase in the workforce size does not always produce the same proportional increase in work completion. A decrease in the overall productivity may be the result of the old workforce having to spend time showing the new members of the team what to do. Likewise, the number of faults produced could increase as a result of having new peoplethese faults &lt; previous page page_84 next page &gt;...
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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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