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TitleProject management under uncertainty: Solution methods revisited
Author(s)Faria, João Manuel Peixoto
Araújo, Maria Madalena Teixeira de
Tereso, Anabela Pereira
KeywordsProject Management
Issue dateJun-2016
PublisherUniversity of Minho
CitationJoão Faria, Madalena Araújo, Anabela Tereso (2016) Project Management Under Uncertainty: Solution methods revisited, ICOPEV 2016 - 3rd International Conference on Project Evaluation, Guimarães, Portugal, 16 - 27 June 2016.
Abstract(s)Project Management involves onetime endeavors that demand for getting it right the first time. On the other hand, project scheduling, being one of the most modeled project management process stages, still faces a wide gap from theory to practice. Demanding computational models and their consequent call for simplification, divert the implementation of such models in project management tools from the actual day to day project management process. Special focus is being made to the robustness of the generated project schedules facing the omnipresence of uncertainty. An "easy" way out is to add, more or less cleverly calculated, time buffers that always result in project duration increase and correspondingly, an increase in its cost. A better approach to deal with uncertainty seems to be to explore slack that might be present in a given project schedule especially when a non-optimal schedule is used. The combination of such approach to recent advances in modeling resource allocation and scheduling techniques to cope with the increasing flexibility in resources, as can be expressed in "Flexible Resource Constraint Project Scheduling Problem" (FRCPSP) formulations, should be a promising line of research to generate more adequate project management tools. In reality this approach is frequently used by project managers in an ad-hoc way.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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