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University Contest 2016

Mar
18

Project Management at Ghent University

University Contest 2016

When: Thursday March 17, 2016
Where: Business Faculty, Sint Lendriksborre 6, 1120 Brussels
What: The chapter evening of PMI Belgium 

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Payment models for projects

Mar
03

New publication:

Payment models and net present value optimization for resource-constrained project scheduling

In our most recent publication in the Computers and Industrial Engineering, three payments models for the single- and multi-mode resource-constrained project scheduling problem have been proposed and tested using artificial project data. It is a follow-up study of the master thesis awarded by PMI Belgium.

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Data in Project Management

Feb
03

New publication:

An overview of project data for integrated project management and control

In our most recent publication in the Journal of Modern Project Management (written during my stay in Portugal) an overview of artificial and empirical datasets is given that can be used by academics and professionals for research purposes. The data can be downloaded from www.projectmanagement.ugent.be/research/data.

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New Book: Research Summary

Jan
27

Free book on academic research

A new book that gives a summary of the research papers written at the Operations Research & Scheduling (OR&S) group over the last two decades is now available! It's free as long as you share it via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn (click at the following link):

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Artificial Intelligence for projects

Jan
20

New publication:

A comparative study of Artificial Intelligence methods for project duration forecasting

In our most recent publication in the Expert Systems with Applications, a comparison between various machine learning methods has been made to improve the accuracy of project duration forecasting. It is a follow-up study of the previous study using Support Vector Machines.

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Project Control Literature

Dec
02

New publication:

Classification of articles and journals on project control and earned value management

Doing research on project control? Start with reviewing the current literature!

In our most recent publication in the International Journal of Project Management, a literature overview is given on the use of project control methods using the Earned Value Management methodology, and future research directions are highlighted.

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PhD at Ghent University

Nov
20

Interested in research? Get a PhD!

The Operations Research and Scheduling (OR&S) group at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Ghent University) has multiple vacancies for PhD students interested in the field of Operations Research/Management Science, Personnel and Resource Management and Project Management. Starting in September/October 2016.

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EVM Forecasting II

Nov
18

New publication:

Empirical evaluation of earned value management forecasting accuracy for time and cost

In our most recent publication in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, the accuracy of time and cost predictions using the Earned Value Management methodology has been validated on a set of empirical projects from our project database

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Project Management Communication

Nov
06

Classroom experiment on project management communication

In the last 5 years, we have used our Project Scheduling Game and different case studies in a blended learning teaching setting for a Project Management course module at Ghent University, and have written a short paper about our results on the communication experiments we have carried out.

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Operational Excellence @ UGent

Oct
21

Operations Management & Excellence!

There is no doubt that our students Business Engineering with a major in Operations Management excel in topics such as Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and much more. For the few on this planet who don’t know what I am talking about … you can learn about our programme ‘Business Engineering – Operations Management’ and why you should choose for it, by clicking here!

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