Analytical Hierarchy Process, Earned Value and other Project Management Themes

Free ebook presenting the second edition of the compendium of Ricardo Vargas’s work, that brings fourteen articles from 1999 to 2015 that will help you understand better the project management context. Table of contents Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Select and Prioritize Projects in a Portfolio Applying Neural Networks and Analogous Estimating to Determine the Project Budget Identifying and Recovering Troubled Projects: How...

Modelling and Optimizing Schedules with Line of Balance and Start-Finish Relationship

The use of the Line of Balance Scheduling Method has been increasing, especially on the construction industry companies of Brazil, Finland and Australia. The method addresses to the particularities of construction projects more effectively than the Critical Path Method does. In order to model the schedule, the paper demonstrates the “start-finish” relation and its contributions for the two approaches for the modelling: Network and Linear...

Urgency: A Critical Factor in Project Planning

This article aims to discuss the costs and benefits of speed in developing a project plan and proposes a basic process that consists of 10 steps to plan and 10 steps to track a project in a short time. The process aims to simplify and prioritize critical documents to be developed in order to ensure the purpose, scope, deadlines and budgets, as well as direct restrictions of the project to be developed.

Determining the Mathematical ROI of a Project Management Office (PMO) Implementation

The objective of this paper is to present, discuss and apply a mathematical model based on the use of Monte Carlo simulation in conjunction with researches on project success/failure rates of projects to develop a 10 step model to calculate the mathematical return on investment (ROI) for the Project Office implementation.

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