American Journal of Applied Sciences

Modeling and Simulation of Projects with Petri Nets

S. Kumanan and K. Raja

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1742.1749

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 12

Pages 1742-1749


Traditional project management tools and other revised tools are limited in representation of the problem and in dealing situation dynamically. This paper details the use of Petri nets as a graphical and mathematical modeling and simulation tool in project management. In this context, the benefits of Petri nets are indicated. A Petri net aided software, a PETRI-PM is developed to model, simulate and analyze the project. Extensions to make Petri nets suitable for project management applications are proposed. The use of a PPC-matrix for token movements is proposed. The paper also discusses the implications of the model and the analysis it supports. The usefulness of the software is exemplified with a case study.


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