Using game and statistical analysis to confirm goldratt's logical analysis of poor delivery in a multi-project environment

Chia Ling Huang, Hao Ging Chang, Rong-Kwei Li*, Chih Hung Tsai

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to confirm Goldratt's logical analysis of poor delivery in a multi-project environment. Two hundred and ten experienced managers were invited to participate in a multi-project management game that simulates reality. A statistical analysis of the experimental data of this study indicates that the mode of project planning and execution (unrealistic project planning, a lack of clear working priorities, misuse of safety time, and bad multi-tasking), not uncertainty, is the root cause of poor delivery, and should therefore be improved first. The result confirmed Goldratt's logical analysis of poor delivery in project management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-150
Number of pages18
JournalSouth African Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

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