Simulation as a means of providing input data to the Collaborative Synchronization Management Tool (CSMT)


  • Frida Harrysson

Publish date: 2010-03-15

Report number: FOI-R--2932--SE

Pages: 46

Written in: English


  • Modeling
  • &
  • Simulation
  • CSMT
  • CIM
  • plan
  • activity
  • actors'
  • relationships
  • actors
  • strength


The Collaborative Synchronization Management Tool (CSMT) is an analysis tool that enables morphological and statistical analysis of plans. Input to the CSMT consists of a Cross Impact Matrix (CIM) where the relationships between the different activities of a plan are reflected as its values. This thesis proposes Modeling and Simulation as an alternative method of generating the CIM-values. The usage of this method will hopefully increase traceability and limit subjectivity, and will also be less time-consuming. Challenges such as determining the level of model detail, and finding a suitable case scenario have to be overcome for more conclusive results. However, the results have provided positive indicators to the usefulness of the generation method of CIM-values.