Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Public Management and Intelligent Society, PMIS 2024, 15–17 March 2024, Changsha, China

Research Article

Research on Schedule Management of Information System Development Projects Based on Improved Critical Chain Management Method

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-3-2024.2346384,
        author={Yuhao  Wang and Wenqi  Jiang and Shuqun  Wang and Nina  Gao},
        title={Research on Schedule Management of Information System Development Projects Based on Improved Critical Chain Management Method},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Public Management and Intelligent Society, PMIS 2024, 15--17 March 2024, Changsha, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PMIS},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={project schedule management; critical chain project management method; workload estimation; resource scheduling},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-3-2024.2346384}
    }
    
  • Yuhao Wang
    Wenqi Jiang
    Shuqun Wang
    Nina Gao
    Year: 2024
    Research on Schedule Management of Information System Development Projects Based on Improved Critical Chain Management Method
    PMIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-3-2024.2346384
Yuhao Wang1, Wenqi Jiang1,*, Shuqun Wang2, Nina Gao2
  • 1: Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • 2: Shanghai Aerospace Equipments Manufacturer Co., Ltd
*Contact email: 595125353@qq.com

Abstract

Previous studies on project schedule management were mainly concentrated on construction or manufacturing projects. Information system development projects, given their differences and uniqueness, do not show significant outcomes when conventional project management techniques are directly applied. Therefore, this study aims to improve and optimize the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), providing reference cases and methodological insights for schedule management of information system development projects. The study proposes using Company Y as the subject, applying a workload estimation model based on functional size for regression analysis of Company Y’s information system development projects, and then, using a dynamic weight model to investigate the optimal allocation scheme for constrained resources. By studying the performance of the CCPM before and after improvement in dealing with resource conflict issues, it is first concluded that the improved critical chain management method can quickly complete resource allocation; secondly, it results in the shortest planned project duration; thirdly, the improved method can dynamically adjust the resource allocation plan according to the project execution situation. The results indicate that the CCPM is insufficient for the needs of information system development projects, while the improved CCPM method is more in line with the characteristics of such projects.