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The Expert Project Management System (EPMS)Successful project managers (PMs) have been shown to rely on 'intuition,' experience, and analogical reasoning heuristics. For new PMs to be trained and experienced PMs to avoid repeating others' mistakes, it is necessary to make the knowledge and heuristics of successful PMs more widely available. The preparers have evolved a model of PM thought processes over the last decade that is now ready to be implemented as a generic PM aid. This aid consists of a series of 'specialist' expert systems (CRITIC, LIBRARIAN, IDEA MAN, CRAFTSMAN, and WRITER) that communicate with each other via a 'blackboard' architecture. The various specialist expert systems are driven to support PM training and problem solving since any 'answers' they pass to the blackboard are subjected to conflict identification (AGENDA FORMULATOR) and GOAL SETTER inference engines.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Silverman, Barry G. (IntelliTek, Inc. Silver Spring, MD, United States)
Diakite, Coty (IntelliTek, Inc. Silver Spring, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Proceedings of 1986 Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.