DSM (Dependency and Structure Modelling, also known as the Design Structure Matrix) methods, matrix-based as well as graph-based, have proven invaluable in designing complex systems, optimising technical systems, and understanding and managing product architectures, organisations, densely networked processes, and large market structures.
DSM techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other.
With its inherent ability to manage complexity by looking into the structure of a system, the use of DSM has led to many other advances and methodologies, including domain mapping matrices (DMMs) and multidomain matrices (MDMs).
The International DSM Conference 2021 provides an annual platform for researchers, practitioners, and developers of DSM‐related tools to exchange experiences, discuss trends, and showcase results and tools. It also acts as a forum for developing new ideas regarding complexity management in all kinds of industries and from many different perspectives.
The conference's mission is to enhance understanding and managing complex interdependent relationships within and across product, process, and people architectures.
BOXARR’s Ian Poccachard will be attending this year’s virtual event; October 12th – 14th 2021.
Along with several other key industry stakeholders, technical and professional societies (including but not limited to INCOSE, IEEE, PMI, and the ASME, BOXARR will be showcasing their work with some of the world’s largest organisations delivering scalable applications to solve challenges of complex inter-dependencies across data intelligence aggregation; systems design engineering and integration; supply-chain; process management; mission/program planning; joint operations; and knowledge management & transfer methodology.
As Ian will demonstrate, BOXARR incorporates DSM as one of its many coordinated views on complexity; each view capable of being pivoted through different organisational lenses.