International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Advanced Models for Project Management

Authors: Valadares Tavares, L.

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More than forty years have passed since the early attempts to model projects. A large domain of theoretical developments has grown producing a high number of analytical and numerical results, but it seems that the main model is still the same: the concept of project network. This concept has come to represent the two major features underlying the notion of a project: the sequential and the competitive nature of its components, the project's activities. Actually, the sequential property defines the structure of the project and the competitive nature stems from the use of common resources (facilities, goods, equipment, management, etc.) to carry out the different activities. However, significant advances have been achieved in project modelling, allowing the production of much more powerful results: A. the concept of precedence and the description of activities has been generalized to produce a wide range of realistic representation of projects. B. the stochastic study of the features of projects such as the duration and cost of their activities is carried out by several analytical and numerical models, allowing experimental and forecasting analyses. C. the allocation of resources can be now studied for more complex situations and restrictions. D. the financial description of projects is more accurately studied and its optimization is thoroughly pursued. E. the assessment and the evaluation of projects now can be studied within the framework of multicriteria decision theory considering multiple perspectives and supporting the project manager to select the most appropriate compromises between risk, time and expected gains.

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Luis Valadares Tavares is Professor of Operational Research and Systems Engineering at IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, as well as President of IST's Center for Urban and Regional Systems and of the Portuguese eBusiness Society.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Models for Project Management
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8626-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8626-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8222-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4649-4
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 309
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