An Investigation into the Relationship of Heuristic Performance with Network-Resource Characteristics

Thomas, P.R and Salhi, Said (1997) An Investigation into the Relationship of Heuristic Performance with Network-Resource Characteristics. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 48 (1). pp. 34-43. ISSN 0160-5682 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Constrained resource project management heuristics are analyzed and their performance is assessed related to well defined project types. Such results have shown that using the overall performance measure of a given heuristic can, in some situations, be misleading. An efficient heuristic, which combines resource and criticality factors is also proposed. Computational experiments on a set of 6120 networks varying in size from 45-666 activities, 3 resources, and under different network parameters are reported. The proposed heuristic outperforms the best existing dispatching rules in certain project classes and also on problem sets appearing in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: heuristics; network characteristics; project management; simulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 16:44
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 14:33
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5271 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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