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Project Planning and Scheduling by Gregory T. Haugan

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CHAPTER 4

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Considerations

Much effort has been put into scheduling methods and resource assignments as ways to improve schedule and resource allocation efficiency. These methods are also aimed at increasing the probability of projects being completed on time and within budget and performance constraints.

HEURISTICS AND OPTIMIZATION

Heuristics and optimization are two approaches to performing analyses and tradeoffs between time and resources:

  • Heuristics involve the use of rules of thumb or approximations that have been shown to be reasonably effective. These are widely used.

  • Optimization approaches seek a mathematical ...

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