Abstract—The aim of this paper if to investigate the factors driving project complexity in construction projects and how they impact on project cycle time. This issue has been addressed by building a framework for project complexity for construction projects and evaluating is impact on project cycle time through a System Dynamics (SD) simulation model integrating project complexity, project operations, and its time performance. The results indicate that project complexity is driven by four factors: Project Uncertainty, Infrastructure Newness, Infrastructure Interconnectivity, and Infrastructure Size and that Project Uncertainty is the most influential factor on project cycle time comparatively to the other factors.
Index Terms—Project management, Project complexity, Project cycle time, System dynamics
R. M. Lebcir is with the Business School, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK (e-mail: M.R.Lebcir@Herts.ac.uk). J. Choudrie is with the Business School, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK (e-mail: J.Choudrie@Herts.ac.uk).
Cite: Reda M. Lebcir and Jyoti Choudrie, "A Dynamic Model of the Effects of Project Complexity on Time to Complete Construction Projects," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 477-483, 2011.