Design of experiments for project management (part II)

This is the second in a series of articles about the design of experiments (DoE) concept as applied to project management, and it continues an example in which an analysis is conducted to identify the most effective solutions to a scheduling problem. DoE calculations can be used to obtain insights into the impacts of possible changes to projects. There are several significant benefits of using DoE, including the effect of controllable variables becomes clear; the impact of'uncontrolled' variables can be minimized; selective data collection can yield conclusions that are valid across the range of conditions studied; and analyses can be tailored toward specific objectives, with the choice of experimental design controlling the mathematical potential and limitations of the results.
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