Optimal Scheduling of Work-Content-Constrained Projects

Baumann, Philipp; Trautmann, Norbert (2013). Optimal Scheduling of Work-Content-Constrained Projects (Unpublished). In: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

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The execution of a project requires resources that are generally scarce. Classical approaches to resource allocation assume that the usage of these resources by an individual project activity is constant during the execution of that activity; in practice, however, the project manager may vary resource usage over time within prescribed bounds. This variation gives rise to the project scheduling problem which consists in allocating the
scarce resources to the project activities over time such that the
project duration is minimized, the total number of resource units
allocated equals the prescribed work content of each activity, and
various work-content-related constraints are met.
We formulate this problem for the first time as a mixed-integer
linear program. Our computational results for a standard test
set from the literature indicate that this model outperforms the
state-of-the-art solution methods for this problem.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Financial Management > Professorship for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration

UniBE Contributor:

Baumann, Philipp and Trautmann, Norbert


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations




Juliana Kathrin Moser-Zurbrügg

Date Deposited:

27 Jan 2014 09:25

Last Modified:

28 Jan 2020 13:48



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