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!
On the use of multivariate regression methods for longest path calculations from earned value management observations
In our most recent publication in the Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, various multivariate regression models have been compared in a large computational experiment to validate and test the best performing methods for measuring and controlling the time of projects in progress.
September has been an excellent month for the Operations Research & Scheduling group at Ghent University. Three PhD students have presented their work to the jury and have defended their work in front of family and friends. All of them have publications in flagship academic journals and parts of their work are still under submission. I am happy and proud that I, Mario Vanhoucke, acted as an advisor for these three young new academics!
Project Managemement is hot! And companies know it!
Newsflash: Thomas Carrolo en Mathieu Degrandewin the Arcelor Mittal Master Thesis Award for the best thesis nominated by Arcelor Mittal. Once again, the company decided to nominate a Project Management thesis as the best one this year!
Stability of earned value management: Do project characteristics influence the stability moment of the cost and schedule performance index
In our most recent publication in the Journal of Modern Project Management (written during a nice collaboration with Peter de Koning from the Netherlands) an overview is given of stability for time and cost using project from the Netherlands.