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Data in project management

Oct
17

New publication:

On the use of empirical or artificial project data

In our most recent publication in the The Measurable News, a summary on the use of artificial and empirical project data is given. The paper is a summary of work done at the Operations Research and Scheduling group and more information can be found in more academic oriented papers.

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Project Management Awards

Oct
03

Two project management awards at Ghent University

Project Management is alive and kicking at Ghent University, and two of our graduated students have been awarded by PMI Belgium and Arcelor Mittal for their Master Thesis.

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Second edition of free book

Sep
05

Second edition out now!

Download the second edition of the book about Decision Making entitled "Taking sound business decisions: From rich data to better solutions". Simply click on the book cover for a free PDF download (BE PATIENT! +55 MB!) and share this link with others by clicking on one or more sharing links below. Thank you!

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PhD Vacancy

Jul
27

PhD vacancy

Data analytics in Project Management

“The duty of youth is to challenge the elderly”

(Download the PhD vacancy...)

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Measuring Time: Review

May
29

Book review

In the latest edition of the Measurable News (edition 2, 2017), someone wrote a review on my first book "Measuring Time". At the time of writing, following by the award in Rome in 2008, I didn't know that this book would literally change my professional life and would lead to many more books around similar topics (visit the bookstore), but the review in the Measurable News (about a special topic, i.e. 50 years of EVM) came as a happy surprise. 

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Artificial Intelligence for projects

May
19

New publication:

A Nearest Neighbour extension to project duration forecasting with Artificial Intelligence

In our most recent publication in the European Journal of Operational Research, the well-known Earned Value Management techniques has been extended to a Nearest Neighbour search to improve the accuracy and stability of forecasts. The publication is a follow-up study of previous artificial intelligence studies on the same topic, as discussed earlier.

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Praising youth

May
12

Awarding young OR&S people

The young people at the OR&S research group are doing well when working on Project Management topics. Below you find a list of three awards given to these youngsters for their hard work and fruitfull results. Well done!

Award 1. PMI Belgium University Contest Award (students)

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University Contest 2017

May
11

Project Management at Ghent University

University Contest 2017

When: Wednesday May 10, 2017
Where: Hof ter Musschen, Av. Emmanuel Mounierlaan 2, 1200 Brussels
What: The chapter evening of PMI Belgium 

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Project forecasting using regularity

Mar
07

New publication:

Project regularity: Development and evaluation of a new project characteristic

In our most recent publication in the Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, a new project metric, known as the regularity of a project, has been proposed as an alternative for the widely used Serial/Parallel indicator. It expresses the shape of the so-called S-curve (the planned value line) and is used to measure the accuracy of time and cost forecasts using Earned Value Management. 

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Reference Class Forecasting II

Mar
02

New publication:

Improving project forecast accuracy by integrating earned value management with exponential smoothing and reference class forecasting

In our most recent publication in the International Journal of Project Management, the well-known reference class forecasting technique has been combined with the traditional exponential smoothing method to improve project forecasting.

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