Economic effects of multi-project management
Author(s)Dominguez, Eric Anthony, 1980-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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This thesis discusses various approaches to project management. In particular, it focuses on the effects of functional and project coordination when inter-project interactions exist. Various organizational structures and their corresponding advantages and disadvantages are first presented. The effects of theses organizational structures on projects with and without inter-project interactions are then studied. Next, difficulties that may arise from combining various management structures with profit maximization are analyzed. Finally, it is shown that by managing inter-project interactions effectively, rapid design transfer is achievable. This allows both quick product development and relatively new design in products, while requiring limited financial and organizational resources.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 28).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology