Title

Effects of Erroneous Estimation of Activity Durations on Scheduling and Dispatching a Single Project

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

A study examines the effects of erroneous estimation of activity durations on 2 different approaches for executing a resource-constrained project. The 2 approaches are scheduling and dispatching. The results show that scheduling generally produces a shorter project completion time than the heuristic dispatching rules. Results also indicate that project environment affects only the relative performance differences of the scheduling and dispatching rules but not their ranking. Frequent rescheduling improves the project completion time, while the timing of rescheduling has little impact on the improvement in the project completion time.

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Decision Sciences

Volume

27

Issue

2

First Page

255

Last Page

291

ISSN

0011-7315

Identifier

10.1111/j.1540-5915.1996.tb00853.x

Publisher

Wiley