Accession Number : AD0691820

Title :   NON-CONTINUOUS ACTIVITIES IN PROJECT -- AND PARPS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Weber,Richard Lawrence

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 321

Abstract : The development of a method by which the usual PERT/CPM project analysis technique can be extended to include both continuous and non-continuous activities in the same project network is described. By permitting the analyst or researcher to type each activity as to whether it is to be worked on any day (continuous) or only on working days (non-continuous) a greater degree of reliability, accuracy, and realism can be attained when such is determined to be necessary. Algorithms and procedures are presented with which existing computer assisted project analysis systems can be readily modified to permit the inclusion of non-continuous activities. Also described is the development of PARPS, a computer programming language for project analysis that is directed towards the researcher, but will also find application in virtually all areas of endeavor. Twenty-five commands are provided with which the user can control the processing of his network. Activities can be specified as continuous or non-continuous and durations can be deterministic or probabilistic. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), NETWORKS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, PROBABILITY, DECISION MAKING, SCHEDULING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE