PM Knowledge Center - scheduling
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enActivity slack: Total, safety and free slack definitions
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The determination of the critical path of a project requires forward and backward calculation steps (see “<a href="/node/61">Scheduling projects: How to determine the critical path using activity slack calculations?</a>”) and allows for the calculation of three different slack values. In this article, the following three definitions of activity slack will be discussed:</p>
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Total slack</li>
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Safety slack</li>
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Free slack</li>
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<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/activity-slack-total-safety-and-free-slack-definitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/activity-slack-total-safety-and-free-slack-definitions#commentsactivity slackproject bufferscheduling1419260701bookWed, 14 Mar 2012 08:09:44 +0000Mario Vanhoucke317 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beHeuristic project scheduling: Validating the quality of a project schedule
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Project scheduling is the act of constructing a timetable for each project activity, and differs in complexity due to the presence of renewable resources with limited availability. The construction of a resource feasible project schedule within the restrictions of a limited availability of renewable resources can be done to optimize a predefined scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/107">Resource constrained project scheduling: What is my scheduling objective?</a>”). In this article, the differences between three possible schedules that can be constructed from project network data are described, as follows: </p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/heuristic-project-scheduling-validating-quality-project-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p>lower boundpriority rulesschedulingscheduling objective1417595942bookThu, 19 Jan 2012 15:41:53 +0000Mario Vanhoucke294 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beWhat is my scheduling objective? Lower bounds on the total project duration
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Minimizing the total duration of a resource-constrained project is often a generally accepted project scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/113">What is my scheduling objective? Minimizing the project lead time</a>”). However, optimizing a scheduling objective within the presence of limited renewable resources often requires software algorithms. In this article, three lower bound calculations will be discussed, as follows: </p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/what-my-scheduling-objective-lower-bounds-total-project-duration" target="_blank">read more</a></p>lower boundschedulingscheduling objectivetime1419264302bookThu, 19 Jan 2012 14:48:16 +0000Mario Vanhoucke265 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beOptimizing regular scheduling objectives: Priority rule calculations
http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/optimizing-regular-scheduling-objectives-priority-rule-calculations
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Priority based project scheduling is a quick and easy heuristic scheduling technique that makes use of two components to construct a resource feasible project schedule, a priority rule and a schedule generation scheme (see “<a href="/node/256">Optimizing regular scheduling objectives: Priority rule based scheduling</a>”). In this article, the use and calculations of priority rules will be illustrated on a fictitious project example network. More precisely, the calculations of activity priorities will be based on four sources of information, as follows:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/optimizing-regular-scheduling-objectives-priority-rule-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p>priority rulesschedulingscheduling objective1419262261bookFri, 13 Jan 2012 15:59:48 +0000Mario Vanhoucke263 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beOptimizing regular scheduling objectives: Priority rule based scheduling
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Project scheduling is the act of constructing a timetable for each project activity, respecting the precedence relations and the limited availability of the renewable resources, while optimizing a predefined scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/107">Resource constrained project scheduling: What is my scheduling objective?</a>”). The presence of resources during project scheduling often leads to a complex scheduling process and hence, simple priority based scheduling rules are used to facilitate this scheduling process.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/optimizing-regular-scheduling-objectives-priority-rule-based-scheduling" target="_blank">read more</a></p>priority rulesschedulingscheduling objective1333613724bookTue, 10 Jan 2012 15:07:15 +0000Mario Vanhoucke256 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beOptimizing regular scheduling objectives: Schedule generation schemes
http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/optimizing-regular-scheduling-objectives-schedule-generation-schemes
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Priority based project scheduling is a quick and easy heuristic scheduling technique that makes use of two components to construct a resource feasible project schedule, a priority rule and a schedule generation scheme (see “<a href="/node/256">Optimizing regular scheduling objectives: Priority rule based scheduling</a>”). In this article, the use of two alternative schedule generation schemes will be illustrated on a fictitious project example network, as follows: </p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/optimizing-regular-scheduling-objectives-schedule-generation-schemes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>priority rulesschedulingscheduling objective1417103323bookTue, 10 Jan 2012 14:58:04 +0000Mario Vanhoucke264 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beResource constrained project scheduling: Regular and non-regular scheduling objectives
http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/resource-constrained-project-scheduling-regular-and-non-regular-scheduling-objectives
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Project scheduling is the act of constructing a timetable for each project activity, respecting the precedence relations and the limited availability of the renewable resources, while optimizing a predefined scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/107">Resource constrained project scheduling: What is my scheduling objective?</a>”). Although time is often considered as the dominant scheduling objective, other objectives are often crucial from a practical point-of-view. The various possible scheduling objectives can be classified in two categories, as follows:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/resource-constrained-project-scheduling-regular-and-non-regular-scheduling-objectives" target="_blank">read more</a></p>resource conflictsschedulingscheduling objective1436537151bookFri, 30 Dec 2011 09:37:43 +0000Mario Vanhoucke250 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beWhat is my scheduling objective? Leveling the use of resources
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Resource-constrained project scheduling involves the construction of an activity timetable, i.e. the determination of a start and finish time for each project activity, respecting the precedence relations and the limited availability of the renewable resources, while optimizing a predefined scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/107">Resource constrained project scheduling: What is my scheduling objective?</a>”). In this article, the scheduling objective is assumed to be the leveling of the use of resources along the project duration.</p>
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</div><p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/what-my-scheduling-objective-leveling-use-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p>levelingschedulingscheduling objective1438848677bookTue, 13 Dec 2011 12:23:14 +0000Mario Vanhoucke174 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beWhat is my scheduling objective? Minimizing the resource idle time
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Resource-constrained project scheduling involves the construction of an activity timetable, i.e. the determination of a start and finish time for each project activity, respecting the precedence relations and the limited availability of the renewable resources, while optimizing a predefined scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/107">Resource constrained project scheduling: What is my scheduling objective?</a>”). In this article, the scheduling objective is assumed to be the minimization of the resource idle time of one or more bottleneck resources of the project.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/what-my-scheduling-objective-minimizing-resource-idle-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/what-my-scheduling-objective-minimizing-resource-idle-time#commentsidle timeschedulingscheduling objectivework continuity1438848517pageFri, 11 Feb 2011 12:57:51 +0000Mario Vanhoucke115 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.beWhat is my scheduling objective? Maximizing the net present value
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Resource-constrained project scheduling involves the construction of an activity timetable, i.e. the determination of a start and finish time for each project activity, respecting the precedence relations and the limited availability of the renewable resources, while optimizing a predefined scheduling objective (see “<a href="/node/107">Resource constrained project scheduling: What is my scheduling objective?</a>”). In this article, the scheduling objective is assumed to be the maximization of the net present value of the project.</p>
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</div><p><a href="http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/what-my-scheduling-objective-maximizing-net-present-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/what-my-scheduling-objective-maximizing-net-present-value#commentsnet present valueschedulingscheduling objective1438848432pageWed, 09 Feb 2011 19:36:04 +0000Mario Vanhoucke114 at http://www.pmknowledgecenter.be