Accession Number:

ADA050846

Title:

A New Statistical Approach to Project Scheduling

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION INST OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a comprehensive new procedure for determining a minimum cost project schedule when the activities making up the project have durations which are random variables. The cost of an activity is assumed to be a convex piecewise linear function of the activitys mean duration. The objective is to determine the activity mean durations which both minimize the total project cost and insure that the mean of the corresponding project completion time distribution is less than or equal to a specified project deadline. The entire distribution of the projects completion time under the minimum cost schedule is a valuable by-product.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE