LI Sui-ke, BAI Si-jun, GUO Yu-tao. Schedule Model for Project Portfolio Based on Design Structure Matrix[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2013, 18(1): 50-57

Schedule Model for Project Portfolio Based on Design Structure Matrix
LI Sui-ke, BAI Si-jun, GUO Yu-tao
School of Management,Northwestern Polytechnical University,Xi'an,710073,P. R. China
To improve the enterprise resource utilization and shorten the cycle of the whole project portfolio,a scheduling model based on Design Structure Matrix (DSM) is built. By setting the project activity weight index system and calculating the activity weight for the project portfolio,the constraint relationship between project portfolio information and resource utilization,as the two dimensions of the DSM,are fully reflected in the schedule model to determine the order of these activities of project portfolio. A project portfolio example is given to illustrate the applicability and effectiveness of the schedule model.
Key words:    project portfolio    schedule model    design structure matrix    activity weight index system   
Received: 2013-01-12     Revised:
Funds: This paper is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.71172123;Aviation Science Fund under Grant No.2012ZG53083;Soft Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province under Grant No.2012KRM85;the Funds of NPU for Humanities & Social Sciences and Management Revitalization under Grant No.RW201106
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