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Project scheduling and monitoring: current research status

V. Ahuja (Department of Building Engineering Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India)
V. Thiruvengadam (Department of Building Engineering Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India)

Construction Innovation

ISSN: 1471-4175

Article publication date: 1 March 2004

Abstract

Project scheduling/rescheduling occurs in all stages of projects, from feasibility stage to monitoring stage to completion. Since the late 1950s, network‐based techniques CPM (critical path method) and PERT (programme evaluation review technique) are the techniques commonly used for project management. However, there are limitations in working with these tools that need to be overcome. Also, the computing ef. ciency of classic CPM/PERT analysis needs to be enhanced. Substantial research has been carried out globally in this field covering all areas of project scheduling: time scheduling, resource scheduling, cost scheduling, modern project management techniques, advanced mathematical models used for construction scheduling, and so on. To understand and document this research status, the authors have carried out an extensive study of various journals, published and unpublished research papers, and present this literature review.

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Ahuja, V. and Thiruvengadam, V. (2004), "Project scheduling and monitoring: current research status", Construction Innovation, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 19-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/14714170410814980

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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