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New Article: Scheduling using Meta-heuristics

Apr
04

Handbook of Heuristics: Theory and Applications

In the new handbook published by Nova Publishers, the article "An Empirical Investigation of Different Solution Strategies for Meta-Heuristic Optimization: Solution Representation, Diversity and Space Reduction" written at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Ghent University) has finally been published. Below you find information about the book and a link to the website of the publisher.

Editor: Patrick Siarry (Université de Paris, Creteil, France)

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Vacature doctorandi (in Dutch)

Apr
02

Universiteit Gent, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde zoekt

GEDREVEN ONDERZOEKERS/DOCTORANDI (m/v)

In het domein van

Projectmanagement en Operationeel Onderzoek

Te starten tussen 01/09/2013 en 01/10/2013

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The Art of Project Management: Free Download (or life begins at 40)

Mar
14

The Art of Project Management: A Story about Work and Passion

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Dynamic Scheduling: What is Project Control?

Mar
08

Dynamic Scheduling

Integrating baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis and project control

As promised, the third and last "dynamic Scheduling" folder is now available, as mentioned in the previous blog entry.

Within a few days, these folders will appear in the upcoming new book "The Art of Project Management: A Story about Work and Passion".

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Dynamic Scheduling in Lithuania: 5 observations

Mar
06

Five observations on the two-days training on dynamic Scheduling: Integrated Project Controls

March 5-6, 2013
Vilnius, Lithuania

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Project Scheduling Game moves to the North

Mar
05

The Project Scheduling Game

Belgium, the Netherlands and Lithuania in one day! 

Today, it was a successful day for our project scheduling game. The civil Engineers played the game for the Project Management course at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Ghent University. The lectures were given by Mathieu Wauters and Len Vandenheede.

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Dynamic Scheduling: What is Schedule Risk Analysis?

Mar
01

Dynamic Scheduling

Integrating baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis and project control

As promised, the second "dynamic Scheduling" folder is now available, as mentioned in the previous blog entry.

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Dynamic Scheduling: What is Baseline Scheduling?

Feb
25

Dynamic Scheduling

Integrating baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis and project control

Dynamic Scheduling is a Project Management methodology to plan, monitor and control projects in progress in order to deliver them on time and within budget to your client. It  focuses on the integration of three crucial aspects that are lying in the heart and soul of ProTrack, as follows:

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Schedule Risk Analysis using ProTrack

Feb
09

Schedule Risk Analysis using ProTrack

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Allocating resources to projects: Multiple choices

Feb
06

Allocating resources...

...to project activities can be done in various ways. Think of an activity that can be done by a team of 6 people (long duration, low cost) or by a team of 3 persons and an expensive machine (short duration, high renting cost of the machine).

In the academic literature, this challenging problem is called the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem, as follows:

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