Improving Cooperation between Systems Engineers and Project Managers in Engineering Projects - Towards the alignment of Systems Engineering and Project Management standards and guides

Rui Xue 1
1 LAAS-ISI - Équipe Ingénierie Système et Intégration
LAAS - Laboratoire d'analyse et d'architecture des systèmes [Toulouse]
Abstract : In a highly competitive economic context, companies need to improve their performance in entire life cycle of a product. It is often found that company organization leads to segregation between systems engineering and project management, with the result that decision-making is sometimes misguided and may compromise project execution, whereas, although they each have specific visions and targets, these disciplines are nonetheless intended to serve a common objective, which is to satisfy the customer. So it is an important issue to facilitate their adoption and their joint deployment within the company, in order to improve decision-making in engineering projects. The proposal of the thesis involves bringing systems engineering and project management closer together in order to help both systems engineers and project managers assess the project progress. Based on this assessment, they can adjust the project policy dynamically through the project life cycle. In this thesis, we first harmonize the standards and guides from systems engineering and project management domains and define an integrated process groups organized into 3 groups of processes. Then we identify a set of key indicators related to these process groups, indicators are then valuated and give the evaluation of the indicator based on the analytic hierarchy process method to integrate the views of systems engineers and project managers in an additional way. On the basis of these indicators, we use the critical path method and earned value management method to assess the project progress values and define two project indexes to assess and insight the project progress easier.
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Systems and Control [cs.SY]. INSA de Toulouse, 2016. English. 〈NNT : 2016ISAT0018〉
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Rui Xue. Improving Cooperation between Systems Engineers and Project Managers in Engineering Projects - Towards the alignment of Systems Engineering and Project Management standards and guides. Systems and Control [cs.SY]. INSA de Toulouse, 2016. English. 〈NNT : 2016ISAT0018〉. 〈tel-01376031v2〉

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