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Genetic Algorithms: New book

Jul
04

Handbook of Genetic Algorithms: New Research

In the new handbook published by Nova Publishers, the article "Genetic Algorithms for Single Machine Scheduling Problems: A Trade-Off between Intensification and Diversification" 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.

Editors: Adalberto Ramirez Muñoz and Ignacio Garza Rodriguez

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PSG moved to Paris (France)!

Jul
02

PSG in Paris!

From Ghent to Antwerp to London and recently to Paris! And soon... the rest of the world?

On June 21, 2012, our Project Scheduling Game (PSG) has been used by the EDHEC Business School in Paris. As you all know, the PSG is a game to learn how to cope with time/cost trade-offs in Project Management. The game takes approximately 3 hours, including an introduction and feedback session. Below you find some characteristics of the recent Paris edition:

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PMBOK in French

Jul
01

PMBOK in French - Any help is welcome

Do you want to contribute to the next PMBOK (5 FRENCH edition)? Volunteers for proofreading are requested. If you can contribute a couple of hours in the summer months and are native FRENCH, contact kris.troukens@pmi-belgium.be for more details. Visit PMI Belgium for more information.

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Why not using ProTrack?

Jun
26

Time and cost still important?

This morning, two students at Ghent University have compared the use of ProTrack with various other project management methods and have concluded that ProTrack is "an ideal tool to control time and cost of a project when these two objectives are important".

Glad to hear this good ProTrack news from someone else... but are the time and cost objectives still important?

I believe they are... 

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P2 Engine runs on top 500 worldwide ranked infrastructure

Jun
20

P2 Engine still runs on the supercomputer

We have posted before that P2 Engine runs on the supercomputing infrastructure of Ghent University in order to generate terrabytes of project data simulating project progress, risk metrics, performance measures, EVM data, and much more.

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EVM in Euros

Jun
20

EVM in Euros

In his 33rd newsletter from Management Technologies, Ray Stratton evaluates the keynote presentation we have given at EVM World 2012 in Naples (Florida, US). Below you find a copy paste of this review:

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Update to P2 Engine 3.2.1

Jun
18

Since the release of P2 Engine 3.2, a few changes have been made to add and improve its functionality. Today, 18/06/2012, OR-AS releases P2 Engine 3.2.1 with the following three major changes:

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Schedule Assessment Guide is out

Jun
15

Since ProTrack is a tool for dynamic scheduling, aiming at a perfect integration of three crucial dimensions, known as (i) baseline scheduling, (ii) risk analysis and (iii) project control, the summary article we have received from Glen Alleman is too interesting to simply read it without sharing.

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EVM Europe - First call for abstracts

Jun
10

EVM Europe - Call for abstracts

Now that EVM World has been successfully closed, EVM Europe is ready to take off. Today, June 10th, the first call for abstracts for the EVM Europe 2012 event at Twente (The Netherlands) has been sent to all our participants, speakers and sponsors of the previous EVM Europe workshop editions (Switzerland, Belgium, Spain). 

In case you are interested in sharing your ideas and project control experience with other Project Management professionals, visit the following webpages:

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Harold Kerzner at PMI Belgium

Jun
07

Dr. Harold Kerzner at PMI Belgium.

On 14 June, Dr. Harold Kerzner will travel to Brussels to exceptionally deliver a rare, in-person presentation of Project Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards. This presentation is made possible thanks to the kind sponsorship and support of PMI Belgium Chapter and Microsoft Belgium.

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