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Regression for project control

Oct
19

New publication:

On the use of multivariate regression methods for longest path calculations from earned value management observations

In our most recent publication in the Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, various multivariate regression models have been compared in a large computational experiment to validate and test the best performing methods for measuring and controlling the time of projects in progress. 

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PhD + PhD + PhD = 3

Oct
03

Three new PhDs at OR&S 

September has been an excellent month for the Operations Research & Scheduling group at Ghent University. Three PhD students have presented their work to the jury and have defended their work in front of family and friends. All of them have publications in flagship academic journals and parts of their work are still under submission. I am happy and proud that I, Mario Vanhoucke, acted as an advisor for these three young new academics!

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PMI Belgium's thesis award

Oct
01

PMI Belgium's thesis award

Project Managemement is hot! And companies know it!

Newsflash: Thomas Govaert wins the PMI Belgium Master Thesis Award for the best thesis on Project Management.

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Arcelor's project management award

Oct
01

Arcelor's PM Award

Project Managemement is hot! And companies know it!

Newsflash: Thomas Carrolo en Mathieu Degrande win the Arcelor Mittal Master Thesis Award for the best thesis nominated by Arcelor Mittal. Once again, the company decided to nominate a Project Management thesis as the best one this year! 

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Reference class forecasting

Sep
29

New publication:

Practical application and empirical evaluation of reference class forecasting for project management

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Data Science for Business Engineers

Aug
25

Business Engineering: Go for Analytics!

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Data in project management

Aug
16

New movie:

An overview of project data for integrated project management and control

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Time/cost project stability

Jul
14

New publication:

Stability of earned value management: Do project characteristics influence the stability moment of the cost and schedule performance index

In our most recent publication in the Journal of Modern Project Management (written during a nice collaboration with Peter de Koning from the Netherlands) an overview is given of stability for time and cost using project from the Netherlands.

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Hungary16

Jul
04

Keynote presentation

Creative Construction Conference 25-28 June 2016 Hotel Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, Budapest, Hungary

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Logical constraints for projects

May
27

New publication:

A new solution approach to solve the resource-constrained project scheduling problem with logical constraints

In our most recent publication in the European Journal of Operational Research, a novel model to schedule project with limited resources has been presented using logical constraints. These so-called OR and BI constraints add additional features to the traditional AND constraints to make the project network more realistic.

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