A Study on the Management of a Discrete Event Simulation Project in a Manufacturing Company with PMBOK Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. There has been an increase in the study of discrete simulation projects; however, literature lacks the topic of effectively managing these projects. Therefore, in this research, some principles from project management were applied in a discrete event simulation project. The action research method was used to implement the study. The ten knowledge areas from PMBOK's (2013) project management theory were applied to a simulation project, and a management plan was summarized for each area. Using a management plan to conduct the simulation has shown to be effective. Through organization and preparation, we have reduced risk, increased communication, developed two add-on packages for web information systems to manage the communication, effectively utilized resources, and most importantly, established clear project goals and deliverables. The simulation project is still in progress, therefore more comprehensive results are expected at project completion.

name of conference

  • 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)

published proceedings

  • 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)

author list (cited authors)

  • Montevechi, J., Pereira, T. F., de Carvalho Paes, V., Banerjee, A., & Thomassie, R.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Montevechi, Jose Arnaldo Barra||Pereira, Tábata Fernandes||de Carvalho Paes, Vinicius||Banerjee, Amarnath||Thomassie, Rachal

publication date

  • January 2016