Vol.5 No.1 2012

Research paper : Construction of a traceability matrix for high quality project management (A. Sakaedani et al.)−16−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.5 No.1 (2012) management relied on an individual optimal solution centered on individual elements because it was analytical, but what is proposed here is a tool to consider a solution that is optimal for the whole project. In that aspect, while there may be cases where a difference in thinking may become a barrier, if a shift in thinking can be made, no major problem is expected. As I mentioned in the section on difficulty, project managers and leaders have intuitive understanding, and I believe the proposed method is much easier than the execution of something like earned value management (EVM).4 Completed projectQuestion (Hideyuki Nakashima)You say, “The interdependency disappears among the elements when the information transfer has been completed.” Does this mean there is no information dependency between completed projects? However, for example, if some new technology is discovered and the product of Project 1 is improved, isn’t it the case that the same thing can be applied to the product of Project 2?Answer (Akihiro Sakaedani)Consideration of the presence of interdependency changes according to how the unit of the project is defined. If you consider Project 1 that established a new technology and the subsequent Project 2 as a single large project, the interdependency will not disappear. However, if you consider Project 1 and Project 2 to be two different projects, interdependency in Project 1 disappears, and information transfer is reflected in the evaluation, such as in setting the difficulty of the team lower in Project 2 than in Project 1, due to the improved skills of the team, for instance.


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