A process for the estimation of the duration of activities in fuzzy project scheduling

A. Maravas, J. P. Pantouvakis

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Abstract

In dealing with uncertainty and imprecision Fuzzy Project Scheduling (FPS) has been presented as an alternative to well established traditional scheduling methods. The aim of this paper is to propose a process for the estimation of the duration of activities that are to be used in a FPS system. Initially, the sources of uncertainty are distinguished into the project and activity level. Then, the work focuses primarily on the calculation of the duration of activities based on the productivity of resources and the fuzzy parameters that define it. Thereafter, a specific example is presented from earthworks in a motorway project. Finally, the estimated duration can be adjusted based on the perceived risks at the project level. Overall, the paper presents a means for encoding a project manager's perception of uncertainty in the duration of activities that are to be used in FPS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences
Pages62-69
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2011
EventInternational Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2011 and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2011 - Hyattsville, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2011Apr 13 2011

Publication series

NameVulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2011 and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2011
CountryUnited States
CityHyattsville, MD
Period4/11/114/13/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Maravas, A., & Pantouvakis, J. P. (2011). A process for the estimation of the duration of activities in fuzzy project scheduling. In Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences (pp. 62-69). (Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences). https://doi.org/10.1061/41170(400)8