System dynamics applied to project management: a survey, assessment, and directions for future research Academic Article uri icon


  • One of the most successful areas for the application of system dynamics has been project management. Measured in terms of new system dynamics theory, new and improved model structures, number of applications, number of practitioners, value of consulting revenues, and value to clients, "project dynamics" stands as an example of success in the field. This paper reviews the history of project management applications in the context of the underlying structures that create adverse dynamics and their application to specific areas of project management, synthesizes the policy messages, and provides directions for future research and writing. Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Lyneis, J. M., & Ford, D. N.

citation count

  • 255

complete list of authors

  • Lyneis, James M||Ford, David N

publication date

  • January 2007