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A New Challenge in Project Scheduling. The Incorporation of Activity Failures

  • B. De Reyck
  • Y. Grushka-Cockayne
  • R. Leus
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    The goal of this article is to survey the relevant literature on project scheduling with possible activity failures from a number of different disciplines, and to distill from these sources the formulation of a general optimization problem, the further study of which we would like to foster among the scheduling community. The model has been formulated with R&D projects in mind, but its study may be useful also for developing scheduling methods in other contexts. We discuss a number of different aspects of this task selection and scheduling model with task failures by means of a number of illustrative examples.

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    Article provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen in its journal Review of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): LII (2007)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 410-435

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    Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20070305
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