Integrating process and work breakdown structure with design structure matrix

Jonathan Lee, Whan Yo Deng, Wen Tin Lee, Shin Jie Lee, Kuo Hsun Hsu, Shang Pin Ma

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In software development, project plans document scope, cost, effort, and schedule, guide project managers, and control project execution. Developing a project plan without incorporating how an organization doing things - i.e., organizational culture - may lead to project failure. To ensure stable process performance and to benefit from organizational culture, it is crucial that organizational processes be taken into account in project planning. Organizational processes enable stable process performance across an organization and provide a basis for cumulative, longterm benefits to the organization. In proposing a systematic approach that supports bi-directional transformation between processes and the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), we propose Process2WBS and WBS2Process to assist project managers in project planning with an organization's set of standard processes. Process2WBS consumes processes and transforms them into a WBS with Design Structure Matrix (DSM) analysis, and WBS2Process transforms the WBS with project-specific information into executable processes expressed in XPDL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-522
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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