The Evolution of C2: Where have we Been? Where are we Going? Organizational Modeling and Simulation in a Planning Organization
HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH 711 HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING
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A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Northrop Grumman and Stanford University have conducted organizational research over the past few years out of this research has grown modifications to simulation software that was utilized by the team to study a planning organization. This paper describes the results from studying organizational change using simulation software, and comparing results against a revised software package to the original design. This line of research was started by the Virtual Design Team VDT research group initiated at Stanford University in the late 1980s to help managers design organizations and work processes for executing fast-track development of complex products. VDT is an agent-based computational model of a project team and a set of work processes they are attempting to execute in a concurrent manner. VDT has been successfully used to model work activities, communications, and exception handling within traditional organizations working on projects in areas such as construction, aerospace, consumer product development, and healthcare. From the VDT work Stanford University built the Project Organization Workflow model for Edge Research POWER software. This software was used to study Edge organizations. The current laboratory, Stanford University, and Northrop Grumman team modified the POWER software and developed Project Organization Workflow model for Information Development POW-ID, used to develop the models and results shown in this paper.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods