System dynamics applied to project management: a survey, assessment, and directions for future research
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
System Dynamics Review
Special Issue: Exploring the Next Great Frontier: System Dynamics at 50 Guest Editor: John D. Sterman
Volume 23, Issue 2-3, pages 157–189, Summer - Autumn (Fall) 2007
How to Cite
Lyneis, J. M. and Ford, D. N. (2007), System dynamics applied to project management: a survey, assessment, and directions for future research. Syst. Dyn. Rev., 23: 157–189. doi: 10.1002/sdr.377
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 30 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: JUN 2007
- Manuscript Received: FEB 2007
One of the most successful areas for the application of system dynamics has been project management. Measured in terms of new system dynamics theory, new and improved model structures, number of applications, number of practitioners, value of consulting revenues, and value to clients, “project dynamics” stands as an example of success in the field. This paper reviews the history of project management applications in the context of the underlying structures that create adverse dynamics and their application to specific areas of project management, synthesizes the policy messages, and provides directions for future research and writing. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.