Accession Number : AD0469503
Title : THE SCHEDULING OF LARGE PROJECTS WITH LIMITED RESOURCES
Descriptive Note : Research memo.
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION
Personal Author(s) : Wiest, Jerome D
Report Date : 15 May 1962
Pagination or Media Count : 144
Abstract : This study was prompted initially by the need for more effective methods of large project scheduling. Because most recent advances in this field have paid little explicit attention to the problem of limited resources, much of the effort was devoted to developing a theoretical system for dealing with project scheduling when resources are scarce. Different types of schedules were classified according to their properties; operations useful for generating and altering schedules extended the concepts of critical path analysis to the limited resource case--including the useful notion of slack. The concept of a critical sequence was developed and several theorems regarding its existence in certain types of schedules were proved.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , CONTROL SEQUENCES , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH , LOGISTICS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , SCHEDULING , SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE