NON-CONTINUOUS ACTIVITIES IN PROJECT -- AND PARPS.
MISSOURI UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
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The development of a method by which the usual PERTCPM 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
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