Modeling and analysis of a software development project with design structure matrix and simulation approach in an Indonesian startup

Emanuella Tifany, M. Dachyar

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Abstract

In this era of digital transformation, startups in Indonesia have been developing faster than ever before. Every startup seeks to gain a competitive advantage through increased efficiency and predictability of their development processes. This paper aims to design the software development project using the Design Structure Matrix (DSM). The DSM methodology was used to capture unique features such as nested and planned iterations, which are inherent in agile projects like a software development project. The DSM model was analyzed using Monte Carlo simulation, which outputs sample cost and schedule outcome distributions captured in the Probability Density Function Graph to reveal opportunities to trade cost and schedule risk. A comparative analysis was also conducted between the schedule based on DSM and Simulation with a schedule based on the Critical Path Method (CPM). This research proved that DSM could manage design iteration or rework and is more effective in portraying an agile project than traditional project management tools like CPM. This case study was done at one of Indonesia’s emerging financial marketplace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2021
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages1631-1641
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781792361241
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Mar 202111 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/03/2111/03/21

Keywords

  • Agile Project Management
  • Critical Path Method
  • Design Structure Matrix
  • Software Development

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