Discrete-event simulation for design of enhanced project schedules

Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Rabeb Mizouni

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Abstract

Having an initial project schedule to a great extent determines success of projects. However, because of unpredicted factors, actual project development usually deviates from its initial schedule, a situation that requires intervention of project managers to take appropriate remedial actions. To support project managers in this tremendous task, Enhanced Project Schedules (EPS) have been proposed. They incorporate a high degree of uncertainty by providing, in addition to the initial project schedule, a set of remedial actions recommendations. Identifying the appropriate set of remedial actions that supports meeting project goals is challenging. In this paper, we propose a discrete-event simulation approach to identify the optimal remedial action scenarios set given a project schedule goal. We detail the discrete-event simulation approach to design enhanced project schedules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummer Computer Simulation Conference and Work in Progress, SCSC 2013 and WIP 2013 - 2013 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2013
Pages51-58
Number of pages8
Edition11
Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2013
EventSummer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2013 and Work in Progress, WIP 2013, Part of the 2013 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2013 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 7 2013Jul 10 2013

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
Number11
Volume45
ISSN (Print)0735-9276

Other

OtherSummer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2013 and Work in Progress, WIP 2013, Part of the 2013 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2013
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/7/137/10/13

Keywords

  • Decision support systems
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Project schedule
  • Uncertainties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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