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Reference Class Forecasting II

Mar
02

New publication:

Improving project forecast accuracy by integrating earned value management with exponential smoothing and reference class forecasting

In our most recent publication in the International Journal of Project Management, the well-known reference class forecasting technique has been combined with the traditional exponential smoothing method to improve project forecasting.

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The Art of Project Management: Edition 4

Jan
16

INTERESTED IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

The fourth edition of the "The Art of Project Management" is out now!

(Click on the picture for a free download)

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Offshore construction projects

Nov
15

New publication:

Optimised scheduling for weather sensitive offshore construction projects

In our most recent publication in the Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, a novel heuristic model to optimize the planning of offshore construction projects is presented using Monte Carlo simulation to assess the impact of weather conditions.

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PM Research

Oct
20

Two new members at OR&S! 

On October 1st, 2016, two new members have joined our Operations Research & Scheduling group to start a research study as part of the CRA research project. Their research will focus on project management topics, including empirical data analysis, project scheduling, project forecasting and project control. Continuation of research guaranteed! New research papers to be expected!

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Shadow price & reduced cost

Oct
20

Linear Programming

In the first edition of my book “Taking Sound Business Decisions: From Rich Data to Better Solutions”, I explain on pages 14 and 15 what the shadow price and reduced cost of a linear programming model really mean. I write the following:

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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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