TOOLS FOR PROJECT SCOPING: CONCEPTUAL MODELING OF STAKEHOLDERS, ACTIVITIES AND GOALS

Stevens, R. L.; Aliyeva, S.; Bornmalm, L.; Calvache, C. D.; Ivanov, A.
Abstract:
Stakeholders and project activities are related to the typical and usually necessary project components of: ideas, financing and implementation. Our aim is to illustrate useful steps in problem analysis, progressing from system characterization (analytical phase) to predictive modeling (synthesis phase). System analysis and multi-criteria evaluation are used to identify alternative scenarios regarding project goals. The model suggests that “public awareness” is best promoted in projects with a more balanced representation of different stakeholders and more diverse project activities than is common in research projects. Each project goal (e.g., public awareness, innovation, capacity building and knowledge generation) can be optimized by testing the contributions by different mixtures of participating stakeholders and project activities in the modeled scenarios. This approach, i.e., system modeling, is suitable as an initial step in project scoping. Conceptual models provide a common basis for networking, brainstorming and partner interaction. Modeling is also a tool for integrating different types of knowledge from diverse sources, which is typically necessary for complex problems with multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral aspects.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
conceptual modeling; project scoping; stakeholders; multi-criteria evaluation; system structural analysis
Editor:
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE • Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Volume:
21
SGEM Book title:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
Book number:
2.1
SGEM Series:
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
Pages:
177-186
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
Period:
16 - 22 August, 2021
ISBN:
978-619-7603-22-4
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 16 - 22 August, 2021
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2021/2.1/s07.24
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