Dr Alan McLucas

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management
+61 2 6268 8332
+61 2 6268 8581

LOCATION

Building 15 Room 204
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

Research Experience

Further to PhD research, interests include investigating the integration of soft and hard variables as applicable to modelling of complex, dynamic systems in the fields of requirements engineering, systems engineering, project management, risk management and strategy development.

Memberships
 

  • Member, Institution of Engineers (Australia)
  • Member Systems Engineering Society of Australia
  • Member System Dynamics Society

Consulting Interests

Facilitating workshops focusing on modelling for addressing complex, systemic problems with the aim of developing effective remedial strategies, especially involving cognitive mapping, systems thinking, system dynamics modelling, risk management, systems engineering, and project management. Application of systems thinking and system dynamics modelling to strategy development, management of complex projects, and strategic management of human resources.

Books

Mclucas A, 2005, System Dynamics Applications: A Modular Approach to Modelling Complex World Behaviour, 1, Argos Press, Canberra, Australia

Journal articles

Elsawah S; McLucas A; Mazanov J, 2017, 'An empirical investigation into the learning effects of management flight simulators: A mental models approach', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 259, pp. 262 - 272, 10.1016/j.ejor.2016.10.011

Thompson MA; Ryan MJ; Slay J; McLucas AC, 2016, 'Harmonized taxonomies for security and resilience', Information Security Journal, vol. 25, pp. 54 - 67, 10.1080/19393555.2016.1145772

ElSawah S; McLucas A; Mazanov J, 2015, 'Communicating About Water Issues in Australia: A Simulation/Gaming Approach', Simulation and Gaming, vol. 46, pp. 713 - 741, 10.1177/1046878115580410

ElSawah S; Mclucas A; Mazanov J, 2013, 'Using a Cognitive Mapping Approach to Frame the Perceptions of Water Users About Managing Water Resources: A Case Study in the Australian Capital Territory', Water Resources Management, vol. 27, pp. 3441 - 3456, 10.1007/s11269-013-0357-5

El Sawah SA; Mclucas A; Mazanov J, 2008, 'Water Management in the Australian Capital Territory: Problem Structuring using SODA', ASOR Bulletin, vol. 27, pp. 2 - 12

Mclucas A, 2008, 'Meeting the Challenges of Delivering Software Development Projects', Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol. 11, pp. 31 - 35

Mclucas A, 2008, 'Meeting the Challenges of Delivering Software Development Projects: Simulation of Alternate Project Strategies', Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol. 11, pp. 29 - 34

Mclucas A; Ryan MJ, 2005, 'Combining Generic structures and systems engineering to manage complexity in system dynamics modelling', Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol. 8, pp. 33 - 40

Mclucas A, 2002, 'Dynamic modelling to aid management of military capability', Journal of Battlefield Technology, vol. 5, pp. 37 - 46

Mclucas A, 2001, 'Choice and Decision Making in Engineering and Architecting of Complex Systems', Journal of Battlefield Technology, pp. 36 - 46

Conference Papers

Ryan MJ; Thompson; McLucas, 2015, 'A Proposed Resilience Framework', in Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference SETE2015, Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference SETE2015, Canberra, presented at Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference SETE2015, Canberra, 27 - 29 April 2015, http://sete2015.com.au/

Ryan MJ; El Sawah; McLucas, 2015, 'On the Issues of Model (Re)usability in Systems Engineering: Some Reminders', in Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference SETE2015, Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference SETE2015, Canberra, presented at Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference SETE2015, Canberra, 27 - 29 April 2015

El Sawah S; McLucas A; Ryan M, (eds.), 2015, 'Generic and reusable structure in systems dynamics modelling: roadmap of literature and future research questions', in Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, presented at Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 19 - 23 July 2015, http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2015/proceed/index.html

El Sawah SA; Ryan MJ; McLucas AC, 2015, 'Beyond why to what and how: the use of systems thinking to support problem formulation in systems engineering applications', in Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015),, he 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015), Gold Coast, Australia, presented at he 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015), Gold Coast, Australia, 29 November - 04 December 2015

Thompson M; Ryan MJ; McLucas A, 2012, 'Improving Security Systems Terminology: A Systems Engineering Approach', in SETE2012, Systems Engineering Society of Australia, Brisbane, pp. n/a - n/a, presented at Systems Engineering and Test and Evaluation Conference, Brisbane, 30 April - 02 May 2012, http://www.sesa.org.au/

McLucas A; Ryan MJ; Chan K, 2012, 'On the Validation of System Dynamics Models', in SETE2012, Systems Engineering Society of Australia, Brisbane, pp. n/a - n/a, presented at Systems Engineering and Test and Evaluation Conference, Brisbane, 30 April - 02 May 2012, http://www.sesa.org.au/

Thompson MA; Ryan MJ; McLucas AC, 2012, 'Security systems engineering: Using functional decomposition to resolve a confused taxonomy', in 22nd Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2012 and the 8th Biennial European Systems Engineering Conference 2012, EuSEC 2012, pp. 217 - 227, presented at

McLucas A, 2011, 'Using System Dynamics Modelling to Aid in Establishing Realistic Availability for Complex Systems', in Systems Engineering and Test and Evalutation Conference (SETE 2011), Systems Engineering Society of Australia, Canberra, Rydges Lakeside, presented at Systems Engineering and Test and Evalutation Conference (SETE 2011), Canberra, Rydges Lakeside, 02 - 04 May 2011, http://www.sesa.org.au/

Ryan MJ; Brown PA; Mclucas A, 2010, 'THE NEED TO ADDRESS REWORK AS PART OF PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT', in 7th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, PMI Australia, Brisbane, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 7th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, Brisbane, 23 - 26 August 2010, http://pmoz.com.au/weblease/clientimages/pmoz2/PMOZ_2010_-_Proceedings(1).pdf

Ryan MJ; El Sawah SA; Mclucas A, 2010, 'Understanding the Complex System Dynamics of Managing Water Security', in 20th Anniversary International INCOSE Symposium, INCOSE, Chicago, pp. 1 - 15, presented at 20th Anniversary International INCOSE Symposium, Chicago, 12 - 15 July 2010, http://www.incose.org/ProductsPubs/incosestore.aspx

Mclucas A; Ryan MJ; Johnson K, 2010, 'Where has all the engineering gone?', in Proceedings SETE 2010 Conference, SESA, Stamford Grand, Adelaide, presented at Systems Engineering and Test & Evaluation Conference 2010, Stamford Grand, Adelaide, 03 - 06 May 2010, http://www.sesa.org.au/component/docman

El Sawah SA; Mclucas A; Ryan MJ, 2010, 'Communicating the Relationship Between Supply and Demand in the Management of the ACT’s Water', in Proceedings SETE 2010 Conference, SESA, Adelaide, presented at SETE 2010, Adelaide, 03 - 05 May 2010, http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2009/proceed/papers/P1136.pdf

Brown PA; Mclucas A; Ryan MJ, 2010, 'The Effect of Error Rate and Resource Allocation Policies on System Development Risk', in Proceedings SETE 2010 Conference, SESA, Adelaide, presented at SETE 2010, Adelaide, 03 - 05 May 2010, http://www.sesa.org.au/component/docman

El Sawah SA; Mclucas A; Ryan MJ, 2010, 'Using cognitive mapping to elicit modelling requirements: An overview', in Proceedings of the 2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE2010, IEEE, Sydney, NSW, pp. 357 - 363, presented at 2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE2010, Sydney, NSW, 27 September - 01 October 2010, 10.1109/RE.2010.51

El Sawah S; McLucas A; Ryan M, 2010, 'Using cognitive mapping to elicit modelling requirements: An overview', in Proceedings of the 2010 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE2010, pp. 357 - 363, presented at , 10.1109/RE.2010.51

El Sawah S; McLucas A; Ryan M, 2010, 'Understanding the complex system dynamics of managing water security', in 20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010, pp. 339 - 353, presented at

Brown PA; Mclucas A; Ryan MJ, 2009, 'The Effect of the Discovery of Additional Work on the Dynamic Project Work Model', in Improving Systems and Software Engineering Conference, Improving Systems and Software Engineering Conference, Canberra, presented at Improving Systems and Software Engineering Conference, Canberra, 10 - 12 August 2009, http://www.issec.com.au/weblease/tpcommon/src/tp1FullPage.cfm?idPageCopy=14899&idClient=969

Mclucas A; Khan NU, 2008, 'Application of Systems Engineering Vee model to Enhance System Dynamics Modelling Methodology', in Proceedings SETE 2008 Conference, Systems Engineering /Test and Evaluation Conference, SETE2008, Canberra, ACT, presented at Systems Engineering /Test and Evaluation Conference, SETE2008, Canberra, ACT, 22 - 24 September 2008

El Sawah SA; Mclucas A, 2008, 'ACT Water Management: A System Dynamics Based Learning Intervention', in Proc: International System Dynamics Conference, System Dynamics Society, 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, presented at 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, 20 - 24 July 2008

Mclucas A, 2008, 'How to Deliver Multi-phase Software Development Projects: System Dynamics Simulation of Alternate Project Strategies', in Proc: International System Dynamics Conference, System Dynamics Society, 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, presented at 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, 20 - 24 July 2008

Mclucas A; Lewis EJ, 2008, 'A Multi-Methodology Approach To Addressing ICT Skill Shortages in a Government Organization: Integration of System Dynamics Modeling and Risk Management', in Proc: International System Dynamics Conference, System Dynamics Society, 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, presented at 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, 20 - 24 July 2008

Khan NU; Mclucas A, 2008, 'A Case Study in Application of Vee Model of Systems Engineering to System Dynamics Modelling of Dryland Salinity in Australia', in Proc: International System Dynamics Conference, System Dynamics Society, 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, presented at 2008 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece, 20 - 24 July 2008

Mclucas A, 2007, 'Delivering MILCIS Software Development projects on Time and Within Budget: Dynamic Simulation of Alternate project Strategies', in MILCIS 2007: NCW Realising The Vision, MILCIS 2007: NCW Realising The Vision, Canberra, presented at MILCIS 2007: NCW Realising The Vision, Canberra, 20 - 22 November 2007

Mclucas A; Khan NU, 2006, 'Development of a Strategic System Dynamics Model of Dryland Salinity', in 24th International Conference of the Systems Dynamic Society, 24th International Conference of the Systems Dynamic Society, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, presented at 24th International Conference of the Systems Dynamic Society, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 23 - 27 July 2006

Mclucas A; Lyell D; Rose B, 2006, 'Defence Capability Management: Introduction Into Service of Multi-Role Helicopters', in 24th International Conference of the Systems Dynamic Society, 24th International Conference of the Systems Dynamic Society, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, presented at 24th International Conference of the Systems Dynamic Society, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 23 - 27 July 2006

Ryan MJ; Mclucas A, 2005, 'Meeting Critical Real-World Challenges in Modelling Complexity: What System Dynamics Modelling Might Learn From Systems Engineering', in 23rd International Conference of the Systems Dynamics Society, 23rd International Conference of the Systems Dynamics Society, Boston, Massachusetts, presented at 23rd International Conference of the Systems Dynamics Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 17 - 21 July 2005

Mclucas A, 2004, 'Transmogrification: From Causal Maps to Coded System Dynamics', in Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation Conference, Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 08 - 10 November 2004

Khan NU; Mclucas A; Linard KT, 2004, 'Development of a Reference Mode for Characterisation of the Salinity Problem in the Murray Darling Basin', in 22nd Internation Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 22nd Internation Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Oxford, England, presented at 22nd Internation Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Oxford, England, 25 - 29 July 2004

Mclucas A, (eds.), 2003, 'Incorporating Soft Variables Into System Dynamics Models: A suggested Method and Basis for Ongoing Research', in 21st International System Dynamics Conference, 21st International System Dynamics Conference, New York, presented at 21st International System Dynamics Conference, New York, 20 - 24 July 2003

Mclucas A, 2003, 'A systems view of Managerial Decision Making', in 9th ANZSYS Conference Systems in Action, 9th ANZSYS Conference Systems in Action, Melbourne, presented at 9th ANZSYS Conference Systems in Action, Melbourne, 18 - 20 November 2003

Mclucas A, 2002, 'Improving casual mapping practice using the System Dynamics `Front-End` Tool', in 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Palermo, Italy, presented at 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Palermo, Italy, 28 July - 01 August 2002

Linard KT; Mclucas A, 2001, 'System Dynamics practice in non-ideal world systems thinking foresight and project planning', in OR43 - Operations Research Society Conference, OR43 Operations Research Society Conference, University of Bath, UK, presented at OR43 Operations Research Society Conference, University of Bath, UK, 01 September 2001

Linard KT; Mclucas A, (ed.), 2001, 'System Dynamics Practice in non-ideal world systems thinking foresight and Project Planning', in OR43 - Operations Research Society Conference, OR43 - Operations Research Society Conference, University of Bath, UK, pp. 1 - 14, presented at OR43 - Operations Research Society Conference, University of Bath, UK, 01 September 2001

Mclucas A; Linard KT, (eds.), 2000, 'System dynamics practice in a non-ideal world modelling defence preparedness', in 18th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society Sustainability in the 3rd Millennium, 18th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society Sustainability in the 3rd Millennium, Bergen, Norway, pp. 11 pages - CD, presented at 18th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society Sustainability in the 3rd Millennium, Bergen, Norway, 06 - 10 August 2000

Linard KT; Mclucas A, 1999, 'Addressing complexity and sytemic behaviour in engineering management: a tutorial for real-life problems', in 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum on engineering and technology education, 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum on engineering and technology education, University of Sydney, presented at 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum on engineering and technology education, University of Sydney, 04 - 07 July 1999

Theses / Dissertations

Mclucas A, 2001, An investigation into integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques for addressing systemic complexity in the context of organisational strategic decision making, thesis