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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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The Art of Project Management: Edition 4

Jan
16

INTERESTED IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

The fourth edition of the "The Art of Project Management" is out now!

(Click on the picture for a free download)

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Offshore construction projects

Nov
15

New publication:

Optimised scheduling for weather sensitive offshore construction projects

In our most recent publication in the Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, a novel heuristic model to optimize the planning of offshore construction projects is presented using Monte Carlo simulation to assess the impact of weather conditions.

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PM Research

Oct
20

Two new members at OR&S! 

On October 1st, 2016, two new members have joined our Operations Research & Scheduling group to start a research study as part of the CRA research project. Their research will focus on project management topics, including empirical data analysis, project scheduling, project forecasting and project control. Continuation of research guaranteed! New research papers to be expected!

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Shadow price & reduced cost

Oct
20

Linear Programming

In the first edition of my book “Taking Sound Business Decisions: From Rich Data to Better Solutions”, I explain on pages 14 and 15 what the shadow price and reduced cost of a linear programming model really mean. I write the following:

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