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PSG in Suriname

Jan
08

PSG in Suriname (South America)!

In a blog of 1.5 years ago, we proudly wrote that the latest version of the Project Scheduling Game (PSG) moved from Ghent to Antwerp to London and finally to Paris! Today, only 1.5 years later, we have played the game in various other countries in Europe, but also - for the very first time - in South America!

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EVM Europe 2013 Flashback

Dec
15

Thank you …

Dear participants,
Dear speakers,
Dear sponsors,
Dear partners,
Dear members of the organizing committee,
Dear Ghent University,
Dear Vlerick Business School,

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Welcome to EVM Europe 2013

Dec
01

Welcome to EVM Europe 2013

Time flies when you’re having fun…
 
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New Publication: Schedule Adherence

Nov
25

New publication: Schedule Adherence

The unknown, unloved and unused p-factor concept

The Earned Schedule technique, initially proposed in 2003 by colleague and friend Walt Lipke has changed the Project Management and Control landscape, leading to numerous publications in professional magazines and academic topflag journals (for an overview, look here) as well as in implementations in software tools such as ProTrack.

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Project scheduling at UGent - A case study (10/13)

Nov
21

The Mutum Paraná II bridge, Case B

On Wednesday, November 30, 2013, 280 students had to solve the Mutum Paraná II bridge case study (part B) as part of the course “Project Management” at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. The aim was to analyse project data and to present the results to the project team of the company in a written report. Below you find some key metrics of their analyses:

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Vacancy: Call for researchers

Nov
19

PhD vacancy
OR&S searches motivated researchers (m/f)

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect” (Samuel Johnson)

Download this vacancy in a high-quality colored folder here and share it with your colleagues and friends.

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Celebrating 5 years of Project Management

Nov
16

EVM Europe 2013: Integrated Project Management and Control

Celebrating 5 years of EVM Europe

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New publication: Simulating Projects

Nov
10

Using Simulation in Integrated Project Management and Control

Integrated Project Management and Control (IPM&C), otherwise known as Dynamic Scheduling refers to the integration of baseline scheduling, risk analysis and project control and aims at providing better management control tools to keep projects on track. It focuses on time and cost management of projects in progress and relies on Earned Value Management tools to measure the performance.

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Nonlinear equations in Linear Programming

Nov
07

How to model y <= max(x1,x2) in Linear Programming?

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New publication: Baseline scheduling (JMPM)

Nov
05

Journal of Modern Project Management - Issue 2, 2013

In the new second issue of the Journal of Modern Project Management, a new article titled "Project baseline scheduling: An overview of past experiences" is published. The article is inspired by the work done in the past 10 years and based on the material written in chapters 7 and 8 of the book Dynamic Scheduling. Some of the projects mentioned in this article have been analyzed by ProTrack

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