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Advances in Project Scheduling

Author : R. Slowinski
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This multi-author volume, containing contributions from international experts in the field, presents recent developments in project scheduling for both theory and practice. It is organized in three parts: I. Basic deterministic models; II. Special deterministic models; III. Stochastic models. A variety of approaches is presented dealing with multiple-category resource constraints, different mathematical models of activities, and various project performance measures in single and multiobjective formulation. Exact and heuristic algorithms are presented for both deterministic and stochastic project description. The volume will be of special interest to scientists, students, decision makers, executive managers, consultants and practitioners involved in systems management or operations research, in particular in business, engineering, and finance, but also in other areas of pure and applied sciences.

Project Scheduling under Resource Constraints

Author : Rainer Kolisch
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This book introduces the field of resource-constrained project scheduling. State-of-the-art reviews of optimal and heuristic procedures are provided for classical project scheduling models. Furthermore, new models which are relevant for practical problem settings, are introduced. The main emphasis is on newly developed competitive heuristic methods. Contents: Introduction. - Description of the Problems.- Classification of Schedules.- Characterisation and Generation of Instances.- The Single-Mode Project Scheduling Problem.- The Multi-Mode Project Scheduling Problem.- Project Scheduling with Given Deadline.- Project Scheduling with Setup Times.- Applications to Production Management.- Concluding Remarks.- List of Notations.- List of Abbreviations.

Project Scheduling with Time Windows and Scarce Resources

Author : Klaus Neumann
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A project is a unique undertaking or endeavor to be accomplished that can be divided into individual subtasks or activities each of which requires time and scarce resources for its completion. Also there is a desired objective to be attained (for example, minimization of project duration or of variation of resource utilization, or maximization of net present value of the project). Moreover, there are given precedence relationships among activities prescrib ing the order in which activities must be carried out. Project scheduling, in its basic form, consists of finding start times for all activities such that pre scribed resource and precedence constraints are satisfied and an objective function is optimized. Since the concept of a project can be interpreted quite broadly, project scheduling problems arise in a great variety of practical situations. These in clude construction work, the development and introduction of new products, service systems, or software packages, strategic long-term planning in manu facturing and the service sector, emergency planning, and even the conduct ing of political campaigns. Recently, project scheduling has been successfully applied to production and operations management, e.g. make-to-order pro duction in manufacturing and batch production in process industries. Since the late 1950's, network-based planning methods for project sched uling problems have been developed, cf. Elmaghraby (1977) and Moder et al.

Project Scheduling with Time Windows

Author : Ulrich Dorndorf
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Project Scheduling is concerned with the allocation of scarce resources over time. The rich optimisation models with time windows that are treated in this book cover a multitude of practical decision problems arising in diverse application areas such as construction engineering or make-to-order production planning. The book shows how Constraint Propagation techniques from Artificial Intelligence can be successfully combined with Operations Research methods for developing powerful exact and heuristic solution algorithms for a very general class of scheduling problems. Example applications demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.

Project Scheduling and Cost Control

Author : James Taylor
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More than 80 percent of all projects start with underestimated schedules and costs, and are doomed to exceed projections. This concise book demonstrates how to establish realistic estimates, how to control a projects schedule and costs, and how to develop the projects plan and processes for successful project completion.

Project Scheduling

Author : Jan Weglarz
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Project scheduling problems are, generally speaking, the problems of allocating scarce resources over time to perform a given set of activities. The resources are nothing other than the arbitrary means which activities complete for. Also the activities can have a variety of interpretations. Thus, project scheduling problems appear in a large spectrum of real-world situations, and, in consequence, they have been intensively studied for almost fourty years. Almost a decade has passed since the multi-author monograph: R. Slowinski, 1. W~glarz (eds. ), Advances in Project Scheduling, Elsevier, 1989, summarizing the state-of-the-art across project scheduling problems, was published. Since then, considerable progress has been made in all directions of modelling and finding solutions to these problems. Thus, the proposal by Professor Frederick S. Hillier to edit a handbook which reports on the recent advances in the field came at an exceptionally good time and motivated me to accept the challenge. Fortunately, almost all leading experts in the field have accepted my invitation and presented their completely new advances often combined with expository surveys. Thanks to them, the handbook stands a good chance of becoming a key reference point on the current state-of-the-art in project scheduling, as well as on new directions in the area. The contents are divided into four parts. The first one, dealing with classical models -exact algorithms, is preceded by a proposition of the classification scheme for scheduling problems.

Project Scheduling with Time Windows and Scarce Resources

Author : Klaus Neumann
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A survey of the state of the art of deterministic resource-constrained project scheduling with time windows. General temporal constraints and several different types of limited resources are considered. A large variety of time-based, financial, and resource-based objectives - important in practice - are studied. A thorough structural analysis of the feasible region of project scheduling problems and a classification and detailed investigation of objective functions are performed, which can be exploited for developing efficient exact and heuristic solution methods. New interesting applications of project scheduling to production and operations management as well as investment projects are discussed in the second edition.

Project Scheduling Handbook

Author : Jonathan F. Hutchings
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Offering real-world strategies gleaned from years of professional experience, this book contains the essential tools to prepare a well-organized, efficient, and effective working production schedule for successful construction outcomes. The only guide to address the day-to-day needs with hands-on problem resolution strategies, the author views the industry from an insider's perspective and depicts the integral role of a project scheduler in the design of lucrative schemes and layouts for contemporary residential, commercial, industrial, and civil construction ventures. It builds the necessary skills for project schedulers, one of the fastest-growing career specialties in the construction industry.

Project Scheduling

Author : Erik Leuven Demeulemeester
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Our objectives in writing Project Scheduling: A Research Handbook are threefold: (1) Provide a unified scheme for classifying the numerous project scheduling problems occurring in practice and studied in the literature; (2) Provide a unified and up-to-date treatment of the state-of-the-art procedures developed for their solution; (3) Alert the reader to various important problems that are still in need of considerable research effort. Project Scheduling: A Research Handbook has been divided into four parts. Part I consists of three chapters on the scope and relevance of project scheduling, on the nature of project scheduling, and finally on the introduction of a unified scheme that will be used in subsequent chapters for the identification and classification of the project scheduling problems studied in this book. Part II focuses on the time analysis of project networks. Part III carries the discussion further into the crucial topic of scheduling under scarce resources. Part IV deals with robust scheduling and stochastic scheduling issues. Numerous tables and figures are used throughout the book to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of the discussions. For the interested and motivated reader, the problems at the end of each chapter should be considered as an integral part of the presentation.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Author : Saleh A. Mubarak
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Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from the start Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides a comprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devise a reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains new information on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationship to project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field. Written by a career construction professional, this informative text introduces students to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author's own Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary and acronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numerous solved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge and apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. A complete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems in the book, test questions for each chapter, and additional exam questions for more comprehensive testing. The entire success of a construction process hinges on an efficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly defined while allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helps students learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to make projects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities of this complex function. Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edge methods Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of project control Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and lean construction Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements and equipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring a deep understanding of the process. For the student interested in construction management, Construction Project Scheduling and Control is an informative text on the field's current best practices.

Project Scheduling and Management for Construction

Author : David R. Pierce, Jr.
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First published in 1988 by RS Means, the new edition of Project Scheduling and Management for Construction has been substantially revised for students enrolled in construction management and civil engineering programs. While retaining its emphasis on developing practical, professional-level scheduling skills, the new edition is a relatable, real-world case study that can be used over the course of a semester. The book also includes classroom elements like exercises, quizzes, skill-building exercises, as well as an instructor's manual including two additional new cases.

Project Scheduling under Limited Resources

Author : Sönke Hartmann
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Approaches to project scheduling under resource constraints are discussed in this book. After an overview of different models, it deals with exact and heuristic scheduling algorithms. The focus is on the development of new algorithms. Computational experiments demonstrate the efficiency of the new heuristics. Finally, it is shown how the models and methods discussed here can be applied to projects in research and development as well as market research.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Author : Saleh A. Mubarak
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Ensure successful construction projects through effective project scheduling and control The success of a construction project is dependent on a schedule that is well-defined yet flexible to allow for inevitable delays or changes. Without an effective schedule, projects often run over budget and deadlines are missed which can jeopardize the success of the project. The updated Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide that examines the analytical methods used to devise an efficient and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This Fourth Edition describes the tools and methods that make projects run smoothly, with invaluable information from a noted career construction professional. Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition offers construction professionals a redefined Critical Path Method (CPM) and updated information on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it impacts project control. This Fourth Edition includes worked problems and scheduling software exercises that help students and practicing professionals apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. This updated edition of Construction Project Scheduling and Control: • Includes a revised chapter on the Critical Path Method (CPM) and an all-new chapter on project scheduling and control as viewed through the owner's perspective • Provides numerous worked problems and construction scheduling exercises • Includes an expanded glossary and list of acronyms • Offers updated instructor materials including PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual Written for undergraduate and graduate students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture, as well as practicing construction management professionals, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is updated to reflect the latest practices in the field.

Handbook on Project Management and Scheduling

Author : Christoph Schwindt
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Due to the increasing importance of product differentiation and collapsing product life cycles, a growing number of value-adding activities in the industry and service sector are organized in projects. Projects come in many forms, often taking considerable time and consuming a large amount of resources. The management and scheduling of projects represents a challenging task and project performance may have a considerable impact on an organization's competitiveness. This handbook presents state-of-the-art approaches to project management and scheduling. More than sixty contributions written by leading experts in the field provide an authoritative survey of recent developments. The book serves as a comprehensive reference, both, for researchers and project management professionals. The handbook consists of two volumes. Volume 1 is devoted to single-modal and multi-modal project scheduling. Volume 2 presents multi-project problems, project scheduling under uncertainty and vagueness, managerial approaches and a separate part on applications, case studies and information systems.

Project Scheduling Under Resource Constraints

Author : Rainer Kolisch
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This book introduces the field of resource-constrained project scheduling. State-of-the-art reviews of optimal and heuristic procedures are provided for classical project scheduling models. Furthermore, new models which are relevant for practical problem settings, are introduced. The main emphasis is on newly developed competitive heuristic methods. Contents: Introduction. - Description of the Problems.- Classification of Schedules.- Characterisation and Generation of Instances.- The Single-Mode Project Scheduling Problem.- The Multi-Mode Project Scheduling Problem.- Project Scheduling with Given Deadline.- Project Scheduling with Setup Times.- Applications to Production Management.- Concluding Remarks.- List of Notations.- List of Abbreviations.

Resource Constrained Project Scheduling

Author : Christian Artigues
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This title presents a large variety of models and algorithmsdedicated to the resource-constrained project scheduling problem(RCPSP), which aims at scheduling at minimal duration a set ofactivities subject to precedence constraints and limited resourceavailabilities. In the first part, the standard variant of RCPSP is presented andanalyzed as a combinatorial optimization problem. Constraintprogramming and integer linear programming formulations are given.Relaxations based on these formulations and also on relatedscheduling problems are presented. Exact methods and heuristics aresurveyed. Computational experiments, aiming at providing anempirical insight on the difficulty of the problem, areprovided. The second part of the book focuses on several other variants ofthe RCPSP and on their solution methods. Each variant takes accountof real-life characteristics which are not considered in thestandard version, such as possible interruptions of activities,production and consumption of resources, cost-based approaches anduncertainty considerations. The last part presents industrial case studies where the RCPSPplays a central part. Applications are presented in various domainssuch as assembly shop and rolling ingots production scheduling,project management in information technology companies andinstruction scheduling for VLIW processor architectures.

Project Scheduling Program PSP

Author : Charles A. Holloway
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Advanced Scheduling Handbook for Project Managers

Author : Jeremie Averous
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Know How to Navigate in Large, Complex Projects! This must-have practical handbook for Large, Complex Projects originated in the trenches of actual Project execution. It differs markedly from most handbooks on Project scheduling by taking the Project Manager's point of view. It thus fills a gap between Project management and Schedule professionals to create useful conversations in organizations. It is not a heavy and detailed bible, but rather a practical reference for Project practitioners in Large Projects. Those Projects require specific approaches to deal with size and complexity. Project Scheduling needs to reflect accurately the condition of the Project, coordinate effectively the work of all contributors and be used to define execution strategies. It is also used to support commercial claims. This handbook presents groundbreaking methods and principles to improve significantly the benefits and reliability of the Project Scheduling process. In this practical Handbook specifically written by and for the Project Manager, discover how to upgrade significantly the effectiveness of Project Scheduling for Large Complex Projects.

Resource Constrained Project Scheduling

Author : William Jeffrey Lansing
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Network Models for Project Scheduling

Author : General Electric Company. Computer Department
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