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Multiproject staff scheduling with variable resource constraints

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3 Author(s)
Dean, B.V. ; Dept. of Organ. & Manage., San Jose State Univ., CA, USA ; Denzler, D.R. ; Watkins, J.J.

An analytical approach and a PC software based solution are presented to a project management problem, in which multiple resources must be allocated to perform both routine tasks and a set of projects with varying levels of priority. The performance of a priority-based decision rule was tested on this project management problem. The model was able to provide division-level management with an effective tool for staff workload planning and program management. A sequential, iterative approach is developed and used to test and evaluate alternative PC commercial software on a set of projects and evolving criteria. A PC commercial software package, with associated heuristics, is demonstrated to provide useful results to multiproject staff scheduling problems in an actual organization

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Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 1 )