Accession Number : ADA187057

Title :   An Evaluation of Project Scheduling Techniques in a Dynamic Environment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Martin, James D

PDF Url : ADA187057

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : This research found, in general, that different project arrival distributions do affect the performance of scheduling heuristics and due date setting rules in an absolute sense, but not in a relative sense. Because of this, the project manager does not really need to be concerned about the arrival distribution of new projects. The best results are obtained when the Scheduled Finish project managers could implement this procedure due to the constraints, etc.. If they could use the SFT rule to set the due date of the arriving project, they would be wise to use the very simple First-In-First Served (FIFS) scheduling heuristic to allocate resources to the project. This research has determined that the relative performance of the tested scheduling heuristics and due data setting rules is unaffected by the project arrival distribution. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *HEURISTIC METHODS, *SCHEDULING, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ARRIVAL, DISTRIBUTION, DYNAMICS, RESOURCES, SUPERVISORS, THESES, PERT, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MEAN, STANDARD DEVIATION

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE