Project Data

Doing research on fictitious and real data

OR-AS has a long history on doing academic research on Integrated Project Management and Control in collaboration with the Operations Research and Scheduling (OR&S) group of Ghent University. Most of the work done has been tested on artificial project data generated under a strict controlled design, since it is and remains the best way to fully test the power and relevance of new techniques and concepts. But before an algorithm or novel technique can be integrated in our software tools (ProTrack, PSG and P2 Engine), their relevance will always be validated on real empirical project data. And that is where the problem lies...

Despite excellent efforts in the academic literature to gather project data, little to no real empirical project data on scheduling, risk and control are available to download these data for research purposes. That is exactly the reason why we have done the following:

  1. We offer a general framework to people who are willing to share their project data with us,
  2. We collect and analyse project data and summarize their main characteristics using a novel methodology.

The empirical database is continuously under construction, and new data is welcome from any sector. If you wish to contribute to the construction of our research database, or download the projects that we have currently in our database, enter our database here or click on the picture below or download the summary brochure.