Top PDF PP: The Origins of Schedule Management

PP: The Origins of Schedule Management

PP: The Origins of Schedule Management

The process being described in this reminiscence is certainly similar to the simplified CPM time analysis on an activity arrow network but with two significant differences. The first difference between CPM and the Quartermaster’s model is that different ships (and aircraft) left from different harbors (creating multiple start nodes – CPM has a single start node). The QM’s scheduling objective was to ensure everyone arrived at the end point (the invasion beach) at the same time and presumably at intermediate harbors (islands) in sufficient time to allow convoys to be formed ready for the next stage of the journey. The second was the scheduling process was focused on achieving a coordinated completion to maintain the element of surprise, the modern equivalent is the ‘as-late-as-possible’ constraint during time analysis; the CPM default is for everything to be scheduled as soon as possible. Where this oral history and CPM connect is in the format of the diagram. Kelley is on the record as stating the ADM diagram was developed after the CPM calculations were complete to ‘explain to management’ what had been accomplished by the computer. His choice of diagram style may well have been influenced by the QM style of drawing their ‘schedules’ described in this narrative, as are the use of terms such as ‘float’ and ‘slack’ – Kelley worked in the same general area of Navy prior to his move into private enterprise.
Show more

27 Read more

PP: Improving Schedule Management

PP: Improving Schedule Management

Modern project management grew out of the ideas of Scientific Management. Its concepts of command and control and predictability are firmly embedded within the traditional philosophical underpinnings of the practice. However, the emergence of knowledge workers and ‘soft’ projects is challenging the validity of these concepts. In response to the complex and dynamic nature of modern business projects new project management paradigms are emerging based on complexity theory and social network theory. This paper explores these emerging ideas and defines a new role for the project schedule and the project scheduler within the complex, dynamic, collaborative environment that defines many of today’s projects and programs.
Show more

12 Read more

PP: The Origins of Bar Charting

PP: The Origins of Bar Charting

___________________________________ Mosaic’s complete PM History resource is available from: http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/PM-History.html Additional papers on all aspects of project [r]

9 Read more

PP: Advancing Project Management in Learning Organizations

PP: Advancing Project Management in Learning Organizations

The data that forms the basis for ideas explored in this paper have been derived from three case studies developed from the experiences of candidates of the RMIT, Australia, Doctor of Project Management (DPM) program. This data was collected through extensive formal and informal discussions conducted over two semesters (eight months) of the DPM program and were drawn from these project managers, all of whom have several decades of experience as project managers to reflect upon. Thus, qualitative data was gathered based upon a process of deep reflection of likely cause and effect loops of actions taken by these project managers and actions that perhaps should have been taken. The data is further supported by research findings from Crawford and Da Ros (2002), who conducted quantitative and qualitative research into the impacts of organizational politics on the outcomes of projects, and the importance of the development of political skills for project personnel, particularly the project manager. The starting point of this research was that project success depends on the positive perceptions of project outcomes of key people as well as on positive schedule and budget
Show more

16 Read more

Enhancing Production Planning (PP) Module for Manufacturing Finished Goods and Generating A Production Schedule Using SAP Application

Enhancing Production Planning (PP) Module for Manufacturing Finished Goods and Generating A Production Schedule Using SAP Application

Logistics in terms of business controls the flow of information, materials and production from the supplier to the customer through production. The SAP ERP logistics modules enable organizations to plan, control, and coordinate their logistical processes based on the existing integrated data and functions.[4] Logistics contains the following individual application functionalities: Sales and Distribution (SD), Materials Management (MM), Production Planning and Control (PP), Quality Management (QM), Project System (PS), and Plant Maintenance (PM). [7][8]
Show more

6 Read more

PP: (The) Effective Management of Time on Mega Projects

PP: (The) Effective Management of Time on Mega Projects

To fulfil the roles outlined above, schedulers need to be proactive and constructively inquisitive, continually seeking to understand, clarify and explain the scope of ‘their project’ and the dynamics of the work flow to the project team they support. They have the courage to ‘paint a time picture’ of the project when details are scarce or almost non-existent and then willingly update and modify their starting point as more information becomes available. As the project team members become more familiar with the project, the scheduler is happy to defer to the team member’s opinions and views, acknowledging it is the project manager and project team who are responsible for delivering the project ‘on schedule’.
Show more

16 Read more

The Origins of Modern Project Management

The Origins of Modern Project Management

Based on the research outlined in this paper, it is entirely reasonable to argue that the evolution of modern project management is a direct consequence of the need of professional schedulers for a forum to discuss and develop their new discipline, combined with the need to make effective use of the data generated by schedulers in an attempt to identify, manage and control their ‘critical paths’ (not to mention the expectations a schedule generates in the minds of senior managers). These needs and requirements led directly to the formation of the early associations that evolved into today’s ‘project management associations’, and then to the development of a defined and documented ‘project management body of knowledge’ by these associations.
Show more

27 Read more

Schedule Aware Power Management for Energy Efficiency Improvement in 802 11u WLAN

Schedule Aware Power Management for Energy Efficiency Improvement in 802 11u WLAN

tive state and enter the Respond Contention Window (RCW). They send the GAS-Respond frames to inform AP that they are ready for receiving the data by means of DCF procedure. This basic access procedure (DCF) has clearly specified in 802.11u standard. When one d estina- tion station delivers the respond information successfully, it will not attend the competition anymore and get out Respond Contention Window. Finally, after all the des- tination stations GAS-Respond frame have been received, the Respond Contention Window closes. Then the trans- mission process starts. AP determines the transmission schedule under the First Come First Serve (FCFS) algo
Show more

6 Read more

Research on information models for the construction schedule management based on the IFC standard

Research on information models for the construction schedule management based on the IFC standard

As an important management target, the schedule management has been a research hotspot in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry in the past 50 years (Lorterapong & Ussavadilokrit, 2012). The implementation of the schedule management not only improves the effective use of various resources in the construction project, but also achieves an optimization through coordinating the cost management, the quality management, the risk management and so on. With the more complexity, huger of construction projects, the schedule management target often is out of control (He, Luo & Ren, 2012). On the other hand, the information processing and coordination among information systems and stakeholders are difficult in complex construction projects.
Show more

21 Read more

Disposal Authorisation for Information and Technology Management Records. Administrative Schedule No. 4

Disposal Authorisation for Information and Technology Management Records. Administrative Schedule No. 4

The National Archive and Public Records Law (2010 Revision) provides the regulatory framework to support the disposal of government’s informational assets past their retention periods. Approval for the destruction of public records is stipulated in accordance with Section 6(2) b. This Schedule sets retention periods for information and technology management administrative records of all public agencies. Disposal of public records involves destruction, acquisition by the National Archive, records transferred to the custody and ownership of another agency.

8 Read more

Software Project Schedule Management Using Machine Learning & Data Mining

Software Project Schedule Management Using Machine Learning & Data Mining

5.2 Use of Data Mining in Software Schedule Management The entire process of software project schedule management will be interspersed into the various departments and management processes of the software company and involve different people and technologies. Therefore, the steps to use data mining techniques in software project schedule management should include the following: First, integrate the information on each stage, each department, and the technical and personnel involved in the project, and form a data warehouse. Secondly, using data mining techniques to analyze the formed data warehouse, mining potential valuable data information, and obtaining the internal relationship between them, classifying and integrating, forming models and systems, and achieving high knowledge sharing. Finally, it is implemented by a software system. The main application process of data mining technology in software engineering management includes using effective classification, clustering and statistical analysis and prediction techniques to discover potential information, internal connections, etc. from various data warehouses, and form feedback information to guide the software. The project corresponds to the actions of the stage to achieve the purpose of improving development efficiency.
Show more

5 Read more

Minimizing Construction Project Schedule Delays through Risk Management and Performance Information

Minimizing Construction Project Schedule Delays through Risk Management and Performance Information

Risk management within construction is becoming an important skill for owners and constructors alike to possess. The challenge is in transferring lessons learned and knowledge to others for the collective benefit of the organization. One thought is that risk management knowledge can be neatly packaged up, documented, and provided to others. Others believe that the project knowledge is useless without the social and organizational culture context from which the knowledge was derived. Performance information can be used to track the impact that risk has on project success factors, on a variety attributes (including cost, schedule delays, and owner satisfaction). In this seven year longitudinal case study, the authors analyzed 199 construction projects and found that the contractor overall schedule delay rate decreased by 87 percent. The authors propose that the owner’s structured preplanning and project execution process provided the necessary performance information for the industry to substantively improve their risk management capability and knowledge.
Show more

7 Read more

IMPP. Identity Management Protection Profile BSI-PP-0024

IMPP. Identity Management Protection Profile BSI-PP-0024

Application Note: While the PP does mandate interpretation rules in order to avoid misinterpretation of person and account data imported via external trusted sources, (e.g. a person already existent in the TOE data store is created twice due to a missing unambiguous link to the imported data, such as a Distinguished Name) it is not the intention of the PP to define how the imported data is handled by the TOE, and to what extent the import of data from trusted sources is supported by a TOE. This should be specified by the ST author. (E.g. data representing a new person could automatically be added to an organization or could be subject to prior approval functionality before being added to an organization.)
Show more

42 Read more

PP: Trends In Modern Project Management - Past Present & Future

PP: Trends In Modern Project Management - Past Present & Future

One of the litmus tests for the development of a culture of effective project management and project governance within an organisation is the presence of a mature and effective PMO (or system of PMOs). The value of a mature PMO has been clearly demonstrated in a series of surveys undertaken by KPMG x . However, the reasons behind the measured improvements in project delivery associated with the presence of a ‘mature PMO’ are currently not well understood and the survival of PMOs within organisations seems to fluctuate depending on the current views of management. Very few organisations seem committed to the ideal of effective project governance supported by a robust system of PMOs xi .
Show more

10 Read more

A Veritable Bucket of Facts Origins of the Data Base Management System Thomas Haigh

A Veritable Bucket of Facts Origins of the Data Base Management System Thomas Haigh

The idea of the “data dictionary” was given considerable discussion in the early 1970s. This was a central registry of the information gathered and produced by different parts of the business. By standardizing different representations of the same information, and establishing clear rules about who was responsible for each piece, companies could eliminate duplication and lay the groundwork for greater integration. This was originally seen as a managerial, rather than a technical, tool: one Arthur D. Little consultant noted that “in its simplest form, a data dictionary is a well-organized, up-to-date notebook containing basic information about data elements" [36, page 102]. But, as with the DBA, the data dictionary slipped from the managerial into the technical – after the term was applied to scores of software products in the late 1970s [21] it came simply to describe that portion of the DBMS where DML definitions were kept. One IBM advocate of the data dictionary approach [20,23] likened data to money: “[o]nce management realizes the relationship of reliable data to corporate well-being, they will treat their data with the same care used to handle their cash.” Nolan made a similar pitch in his book Managing the Data Resource Function, the title of which suggested that information, like people and money, was a vital resource of business and therefore deserved similar managerial attention [79]. Indeed, the claims made by Nolan that the DBA would be charged with overall responsibility for all corporate information, using computer technology where appropriate but ultimately claiming managerial rather than technical authority, directly prefigure those made more generally for the new position of Chief Information Office or CIO in the 1980s [103].
Show more

17 Read more

Schedule 2: Pricing Schedule. Fully Managed Service

Schedule 2: Pricing Schedule. Fully Managed Service

Hourly rate for 40 hours (£ ex vat) Creative Director Art Director Copywriter Account Director Account Manager Account Executive Studio Services Studio Manager Artworker Prod[r]

16 Read more

Constitutional Provisions Available To Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribe

Constitutional Provisions Available To Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribe

Available online: https://edupediapublications.org/journals/index.php/IJR/ P a g e | 3573 of persons formerly known as the 'Depressed Classes', as His Majesty in Council may prefer". This discretionary definition was clarified in The Government of India (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1936, which contained a list (or Schedule) of castes throughout the British-administered provinces. After independence the Constituent Assembly continued the prevailing definition of Scheduled Castes and Tribes, giving (via articles 341 and 342) the president of India and governors of the states a mandate to compile a full listing of castes and tribes (with the power to edit it later, as required). The complete list of castes and tribes was made via two orders: The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order. 1950 and The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, respectively.
Show more

8 Read more

The Origins of Geometry

The Origins of Geometry

1 The name Almagest is the Latin form of the shortened title “al mijisti” of the Arabic title “al-kitabu-l-. mijisti”, meaning “The Great Book”.[r]

17 Read more

Origins of the goblet

Origins of the goblet

ROMER; A popular German Drinking glass which in typical later form has a somewhat spherical bowl ,a wide hollow stem decorated with prunts,a flared foot decorated with trailing and somet[r]

33 Read more

Origins of the Reformatory

Origins of the Reformatory

Most of the reformatory directors were trained in the repressive prison regime, and the reformatories became what Gillin has termed "junior prisons with the form but without the spirit o[r]

10 Read more

Show all 10000 documents...