Errata: Dynamic Scheduling

List of errors found and the corrections in the book "Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling: Baseline Scheduling, Risk Analysis and Project Control". These errors only occur in the first edition of the book (no longer available for sale). Currently, no errors have been reported for the second edition of the book.

The "errors and corrections" section should be carefully taken into account since the errors might lead to wrong conclusions. The "small typos" section can be ignored since it only contains a list of small writing errors that might lead to confusions. The "remarks" section is added to clarify some issues.

Errors and corrections

Chapter 2, page 21: The transformation rules of Bartusch et al. (1998) contain an error (>= instead of <=). The corrected rules can be downloaded here.
Chapter 2, page 21: Fig. 2.9: Lower arrow (SFmax = 4) between activities 4 and 6 should point from 6 to 4, and not from 4 to 6. The FSmin = 0 relation between activity 7 and the end dummy is missing an “=” sign. Download new figure here.
Chapter 2, page 26: Fig. 2.12: duration of activity 6 has to be 3 instead of 6 and 1 instead of 2 for activity 11. Download new figure here.
Chapter 7, page 112: Fig. 7.1: duration of activity 6 has to be 3 instead of 6 and 1 instead of 2 for activity 11. Download new figure here.
Chapter 7, page 125: The bottom schedule of Fig. 7.8 has been constructed by a parallel generation scheme (PSGS) using the EFT rule, and not the SPT rule. If one wants to use the SPT rule, simply schedule activity 9 after 12.

  • Correct figure 7.8 (using SPT) can be downloaded here.
  • Update of table 7.4 can be downloaded here.

Chapter 16, page 286: Figure 16.1: chapter 7 and 8 should be Chapter 7, 8 and 9. Chapter 9 should be Chapter 10. Download new figure here.

Small typos

Chapter 5, page 85: Last lines: The CI, SI and CRI indices are originally discussed in Williams (1992) while the SSI is published in PMBOK (2004).
Chapter 5, page 85: fulfilment instead of fulfillment.
Chapter 7, page 120: Line -2: … to refer to a finish time of an activity.
Chapter 7, page 121: Delete ) from the 3rd and 4th expression for possible objective functions.
Chapter 13, page 241: …to test its merits in a dynamic project control environments.
Chapter 13, page 247: …using techniques that will be have been presented in Chap. 12.


Chapter 7, page 124: In table 7.3, The following resource based rules are used: Greatest Work Demand (GWD) and Greatest Cumulative Work Demand (GCWD). On the PMKC website, these same rules are called the Greatest Work Content (GWC) and Greatest Cumulative Work Content (GCWC) rules, but they are exactly the same.