Development of a suitable project management approach for projects with parallel planning and execution

Fernanda Freitas, Francisco J. G. Silva, Raul D. S. G. Campilho, Carina Pimentel, Radu Godina

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In a big company, project management (PM) is always present. Traditional predictive PM approach is concerned with planning everything in advance and then controlling and adjusting if necessary, throughout the project timeline. This may work well when the requirements are well established, but for maintenance projects brings inherent uncertainty. When the subject is aircraft maintenance, it is almost impossible to plan everything at the beginning and expect that it will occur as planned because however a scheduled maintenance plan exists, according to statistics 60% of the aircraft total failure can only be found with ground inspection which means, that even if a plan is established before receiving the aircraft, it will most certainly need to be significantly changed. This requires a big effort from the planning team to plan everything right and ensure that all tools and resources are available to perform the required tasks. To solve this issue, in this paper we propose a hybrid project management approach developed to a case study company from the aircraft repair sector, to enable a faster planning while taking into account the priorities and dependencies of the inherent project tasks with the available resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1544-1550
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event30th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2021 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Jun 202118 Jun 2021


  • Agile
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Hybrid project management approach
  • Project Management
  • Project planning
  • Scrum
  • Scrumban


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