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Operational Excellence @ UGent

Nov
25

Operations Management & Excellence!

There is no doubt that our students Business Engineering with a major in Operations Management excel in topics such as Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and much more. For the few on this planet who don’t know what I am talking about … you can learn about our programme ‘Business Engineering – Operations Management’ and why you should choose for it, by clicking here!

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New publication: PMMundo in Portuguese

Nov
17

Gerenciamento Integrado de Controles De Projetos

Primeiro vem a teoria, e então a prática

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New publication: SVM in Control

Nov
12

Support Vector Machine Regression

Statistical forecasting and control

The research on statistical project control is lifting off with a new publication on the use of Support Vector Machine Regression techniques for improving the accuracy of project forecasting. The paper entitled "Support Vector Machine regression for project control forecasting" written by Mathieu Wauters and Mario Vanhoucke has been published in Automation in Construction.

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ORASTalks goes international

Nov
03

ORASTalks on the world map!

ORASTalks is the app about Project Management and Decision Making for and by students and professionals, and is used during my teaching sessions at universities, business schools and company trainings across the world. Initially, ORASTalks was only available for iOS and Android at its introduction date in 2013, but recently we have put it also available for Windows Phone users.

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ORASTalks in Windows Phone Store

Oct
28

ORASTalks now available in ...

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New publication: PMI Belgium's University Contest

Oct
20

PMI Belgium's recognition of young PM potential

Recently, a new article has been published in the Journal of Modern Project Management entitled "PMI Belgium's recognition of young PM potential". In this article, the collaboration between Ghent University and PMI Belgium is discussed and an overview of the previous editions of the PMI Belgium University Contest as well as the Master Thesis Awards is given.

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Battle of Talents for Flemish students 2014

Oct
13

Battle of Talents

Dear students of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration,

As programme director of Business Engineering, I strongly support initiatives that have a clear added value for the development of our students and that give students extra chances to develop their enterpreneurial skills.

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OR&S is growing!

Oct
08

New people in Project Management 

Since October 2014, three new members have joined our yound and dynamic Operations Research & Scheduling group to work on a PhD on Integrated Project Management and Control. This research project is supported by the Concerted Research Action funding and aims at developing new decision support systems for project scheduling, risk analysis and project control.

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Flashback: +10 years PM research

Oct
06

More than 10 years ago,

Two people with an interest in Project Management met each other on a workshop in Antwerp. 

Ever since, these two, Mario Vanhoucke and Stephan Vandevoorde, have done work in various companies and have presented their results at workshops all over the world. They work closely together on tightening the bridge between research & practice. They worked in Belgium, London, Spain and Switzerland, but also in Lisbon, Malaysia, and the US.

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Driessnack Distinguished Service Award

Oct
04

Driessnack Distinguished Service Award

EVM Europe Ambassador, Mr Walt Lipke attended the EVM World Conference held in San Antonio, Texas where he was presented with the Driessnack Distinguished Service Award by the President of the College of Performance Management (CPM), Mr. Gary Troop.

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