Updating the behavior engineering model

07-Dec-2019 03:48

Paper presented at Project Management Institute Research and Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ. It is rarely explained that the ubiquitous estimate at completion (EAC) assumes a linear cumulative labor curve.

Project management theory: deriving a project's cost and schedule for its network structure.

We address these issues by proposing a theory that begins with the explicit assumption that activities are related by sequential dependencies, which is the traditional assumption in the project network diagram.

This is an example of Koskela and Howell's (2002) criticisms that project management is a "narrow" theory (i.e., it is linear) and that it is "implicit" (i.e., the linearity is rarely acknowledged).

Finally, we explore some of the implications of the theory.

Keywords: project management theory; S-curves; labor profiles; cost and schedule prediction.

The real application to a full-size bridge has demonstrated that the FE model updating process is efficient and converges fast with the response surface to replace the original FE model.

It is a must-have for anyone serious about changing the performance of individuals or organizations.

-- Dick Lincoln, Centers for Disease Control --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

And behind every request for a training program is typically a larger human performance issue.

I often find myself using this model to help our clients troubleshoot performance issues.

The real application to a full-size bridge has demonstrated that the FE model updating process is efficient and converges fast with the response surface to replace the original FE model.

It is a must-have for anyone serious about changing the performance of individuals or organizations.

-- Dick Lincoln, Centers for Disease Control --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

And behind every request for a training program is typically a larger human performance issue.

I often find myself using this model to help our clients troubleshoot performance issues.

The integration of the labor rate results in a familiar S-shaped curve, which provides a much more realistic project management model.