A framework for enhanced project schedule design to aid project manager's decision making processes

Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Rabeb Mizouni, Nader Kesserwan

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Abstract

Good schedule increases the chances of a project meeting its goals. The most popular formalisms for describing project schedules are very rigid and inflexible in modeling changes due to uncertainties. In this paper we describe a framework to support enhanced project schedule design. The proposed framework is based on the Enhanced Project Schedule (EPS) model. In addition to an initial Gantt Chart, EPS allows definition of Remedial Action Scenarios (RAS), which contain guidelines of actions to consider when uncertainties arise. This creates a dynamic and evolving schedule. It is meant to guide the project manager in the decision making processes throughout the project implementation. The process of selection of the remedial action scenario is an optimization one, based on simulation. We illustrate the dynamics of the EPS design framework by an example.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011
Pages516-525
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 12 2011Sep 14 2011

Publication series

Name23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011

Other

Other23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period9/12/119/14/11

Keywords

  • Project schedule
  • Proxel-based simulation
  • Remedial action scenarios
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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