Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling

Baseline Scheduling, Risk Analysis and Project Control

Authors: Vanhoucke, Mario

  • Overview of project scheduling principles available in literature
  • Integration of scheduling, risk and control
  • Use of software stimulated (students version available)
  • Topics based on many research projects and real-life projects
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About this book

The topic of this book is known as dynamic scheduling, and is used to refer to three dimensions of project management and scheduling: the construction of a baseline schedule and the analysis of a project schedule’s risk as preparation of the project control phase during project progress. This dynamic scheduling point of view implicitly assumes that the usability of a project’s baseline schedule is rather limited and only acts as a point of reference in the project life cycle. Consequently, a project schedule should especially be considered as nothing more than a predictive model that can be used for resource efficiency calculations, time and cost risk analyses, project tracking and performance measurement, and so on.

In this book, the three dimensions of dynamic scheduling are highlighted in detail and are based on and inspired by a combination of academic research studies at Ghent University (www.ugent.be), in-company trainings at Vlerick Business School (www.vlerick.com) and consultancy projects at OR-AS (www.or-as.be). First, the construction of a project baseline schedule is a central theme throughout the various chapters of the book, and is discussed from a complexity point of view with and without the presence of project resources. Second, the creation of an awareness of the weak parts in a baseline schedule is discussed at the end of the two baseline scheduling parts as schedule risk analysis techniques that can be applied on top of the baseline schedule. Third, the baseline schedule and its risk analyses can be used as guidelines during the project control step where actual deviations can be corrected within the margins of the project’s time and cost reserves.

The second edition of this book has seen corrections, additions and amendments in detail throughout the book. Moreover Chapter 15 on "Dynamic Scheduling with ProTrack" has been completely rewritten and extended with a section on "ProTrack as a research tool".

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book is brought in such a way that it is able to inform a wide audience about the current state-of-the-art principles in dynamic project scheduling. The target audience can consist of undergraduate or MBA students following a project management course, participants of company trainings with a focus on scheduling or software users who search for added value when using software tools. … I recommend this book as a compliment to your project management studies and especially for those already working in this area.” (Inspire and Action blog, inspireandaction.wordpress.com, December, 2013)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52137-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling
Book Subtitle
Baseline Scheduling, Risk Analysis and Project Control
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40438-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40438-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40437-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52137-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 318
Number of Illustrations and Tables
123 b/w illustrations
Topics