Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2003


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

EMGT 540/640


This paper examines a recurrent software development project in which scheduling had become a critical issue. While software development projects are not the most typical of a subset of problems known as resource constrained scheduling problems, this project fits that description well. With the aid of a comprehensive literature search, our team constructed a model that respects the task precedence, allocates scarce to the task and minimizes overall project cost of the software project. Our literature search was also the source of a great deal of possible improvements in our model some of which we were not able to implement due to time considerations. While our model was specifically tailored to satisfy the needs of this project, it is general enough to be useful in many scheduling applications.


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