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P2 Engine 3.2.0 now available

May
14

P2 Engine: ProTrack's engine now available to PhD and master students

Now that P2 Engine is used for both PhD studies as well as master thesises at Ghent University, we now offer free licenses to these two student groups. Moreover, we have added some extra functions, divided in seven classes:

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Integrate PMKC in your PM course

May
06

Integrate PM Knowledge Center in your Project Management course!

Due to a number of requests of Project Management teachers and consultants, we have added a page on our PM Knowlegde Center to show how they can integrate the content of PMKC in their teaching sessions. See what you can use in your teaching sessions:

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OR-AS Talks

May
01

We are on twitter...

follow us for the latest news and updates! Go to your Twitter account, search for @ORASTalks and follow us.

At @ORASTalks, you will find regular tweets on Project Management topics, including dynamic scheduling topics, risk analysis, project control, earned value management and statistical project control, with references to new research projects, state-of-the-art best practices and ways to get in contact with academics and practitioners.

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Book on "Dynamic Scheduling": Out Now!

Apr
19

Since a few weeks, the book "Project Management with dynamic scheduling: baseline scheduling, risk analysis and project control" written by Mario Vanhoucke is published by Springer. The content of the book can be summarized in five main parts:

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International Conference on Project Management and Scheduling

Apr
05

The 13th International Conference on Project Management and Scheduling was interesting and inspiring.

Yesterday evening, Wednesday April 5, 2012, the biyearly conference was closed with a network dinner at the Brabanthallen in Leuven (Belgium).

The 13th International Conference on Project Management and Scheduling took place in Leuven, from April 1 till April 4, in the buildings of the Faculty of Business and Economics and was organized by the Operations Management Research Group of the Faculty of Business and Economics (KULeuven).

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PMI-Belgium University Contest 2012

Mar
08

At the chapter event of PMI-Belgium held on March 7, 2012, five students of Mario Vanhoucke have received the PMI-Belgium University Contest prize for their written manuscript titled "Windmolenpark Maldegem"

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Schedule Risk Analysis: What, why and how?

Feb
12

Schedule Risk Analysis is one of the three main features in ProTrack 3.0. Its relevance has been discussed widely in literature.

A recent article shows what it is is and why one should do it. Check it here

For a more detailed analysis on how, why and when, two articles have been published in the Omega journal. Find them here:

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PSG University College London

Feb
07

The Project Scheduling Game has been successfully used at University College London on Friday, February 3rd, 2012. No errors, no bugs, only enthousiastic students with excellent strategies to "solve" the critical path method problem. Nice!

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Best Thesis on Project Management

Jul
08

The students Evelyn De Blieck and Ellen De Groote have received the PMI-Belgium prize for the best thesis on Project Management during the graduation ceremony for the Commercial Engineers (Handelsingenieurs). The thesis was supervised by Prof. dr. Mario Vanhoucke from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (www.feb.ugent.be) from the Ghent University.

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