Aggregation of Multiple-Level DSMs: Key Challenges and Some Tentative Solutions
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jakob Trauer; Pascal Etman, Sjoerd Knippenberg
Author: Yassine, Ali (1); Worren, Nicolay (2); Christiansen, Tore (3); Soldal, Kim (3)
Institution: 1: American University of Beirut; 2: Norwegian University of Life Sciences; 3: Reconfig AS
DOI number: 10.35199/dsm2022.03
Team-based DSMs sometimes contain data representing three or more system levels (e.g., role/individual, team, department, organization). The question that then arises is whether and how lower-level units (e.g., teams) may be aggregated to higher level units (e.g., departments) in order to simplify clustering and analysis. In this paper, we describe the key challenges related to aggregation and outline some tentative solutions that may attempted.