Changes between Version 117 and Version 118 of ProjectManagementIdeas


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Aug 4, 2011 6:18:11 PM (3 years ago)
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ChrisNelson
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Note about research trying to squeeze a few percent out of a suboptimal project

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    9 Scheduling activities in a project is an area of active research in operational research (or operations research, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_research OR]) (cf. [http://books.google.com/books?id=pHetPl2LOYgC&lpg=PA153&ots=rKKZ7Lv2On&dq=pslib%20project%20scheduling&pg=PP1 Project Scheduling]) and has been established to be [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NP-hard NP hard].   
     9Scheduling activities in a project is an area of active research in operational research (or operations research, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_research OR]) (cf. [http://books.google.com/books?id=pHetPl2LOYgC&lpg=PA153&ots=rKKZ7Lv2On&dq=pslib%20project%20scheduling&pg=PP1 Project Scheduling]) and has been established to be [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NP-hard NP hard].  (It should be noted that it is an ''optimal'' solution that is hard compute.  Most research strives to get 2-3% better make span out of a well-defined, complex project.  If you have a small or dynamic project or if your estimates are routinely off by 5-10%, you won't see the benefit of such high-powered scheduling.) 
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    1111There are several variations on the problem.