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PSG University College London (2013)

Feb
03

Motivated Engineering Students -- Good results!

Friday, February 1, 2013, a small group of Engineering students from University College of London have controlled an electronic development project based on the Project Scheduling Game. Last week, they followed only one session on network analysis and critical path scheduling techniques, and hence, they had to run the PSG simulation with a limited knowledge and experience. However, a clever project control approach and a detailed analysis helped them towards finding good strategies. 

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New article: Artificial Immune Systems

Jan
29

Optimize the cost of your project resources

What have immune systems and ProTrack in common? A lot!

As you might know, most algorithms of ProTrack are based on sound academic research developed by PhD students. One of these algorithms are so-called artificial immune systems that are used to optimize complex problems.

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New article on personnel planning

Jan
24

Look what OR-AS can do for you!

Combining Operations Research and personnel scheduling: It can be done!

Although we mostly talk about Project Management and Scheduling in the OR-AS blog, we would like to draw your attention on the OR in OR-AS. Operations Research is a methodology that can be used everywhere, from supply chain management to warehousing, from project management to ... indeed ... personnel management.

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New at PMKC: EVM Europe in TMN

Jan
23

Top Ten Observations from EVM Europe 2012

Published in the Measurable News - Available at PMKC.
 
The Measurable News, issue 4 of 2012 has just appeared and one of the American attendees, Mark Phillips, has written an article about the EVM Europe 2012 event held in Twente (The Netherlands) on 28-29 November 2012.
 
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ProTrack 3.0: A summary

Jan
07

What is ProTrack? Uh? You don't know?

ProTrack 3.0 is a complete redesigned version of the smart version of ProTrack 2.0. Its integration with PM Knowledge Center and its strong focus on the integration of baseline scheduling, risk analysis and project control makes it yet a stronger learning tool to stimulate interaction between researchers, students and practitioners in the field of project management and dynamic scheduling.

Etc... Etc...

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ProTrack Edu: Made by and for students

Dec
21

ProTrack's Edu Page: Made By and For Students

A new EDU page has been added on the ProTrack website that collects all endeavors made by students to help us making ProTrack even better. This page is added after the introduction of ProTrack's Facebook group announced yesterday.

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ProTrack on Facebook

Dec
20

The ProTrack Community

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Dynamic Scheduling on YouTube

Dec
13

Dynamic scheduling is now on YouTube!

The book "Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling: Baseline Scheduling, Risk Analysis and Project Control" is a book for students and professionals to learn more about Project Management in general and the use and features of ProTrack.

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First YouTube Tutorial on ProTrack

Dec
13

YouTube Tutorial on ProTrack by Ghent University students

During the Project Management course at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, students have to analyze a project using techniques from the course. Baseline scheduling using critical path calculations or resource leveling tools, schedule risk analysis and controlling projects using Earned Value Management or Earned Schedule is mostly done in ProTrack.

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LP and IP examples: minor corrections

Dec
10

Small errors corrected in our LP/IP examples

 

Two small errors in our LP examples have been corrected thanks to remarks of a student:

Errors corrected:

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