A serial scheme for minimizing the duration of resource-constrained projects within Microsoft Project

Trautmann, Norbert (December 2011). A serial scheme for minimizing the duration of resource-constrained projects within Microsoft Project (Unpublished). In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Singapore. 06.12.-09.12.2011.

Microsoft Project is one of the most-widely used software packages for project management. For the scheduling of resource-constrained projects, the package applies a priority-based procedure using a specific schedule-generation scheme. This procedure performs relatively poorly when compared against other software packages or state-of-the-art methods for resource-constrained project scheduling. In Microsoft Project 2010, it is possible to work with schedules that are infeasible with respect to the precedence or the resource constraints. We propose a novel schedule-generation scheme that makes use of this possibility. Under this scheme, the project tasks are scheduled sequentially while taking into account all temporal and resource constraints that a user can define within Microsoft Project. The scheme can be implemented as a priority-rule based heuristic procedure. Our computational results for two real-world construction projects indicate that this procedure outperforms the built-in procedure of Microsoft Project

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

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:

Trautmann, Norbert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

Language:

English

Submitter:

Larissa Notz

Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2014 16:27

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2017 08:19

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60522

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