CPM-BASED SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING AND ALLOCATING RESOURCES TO PROJECT DESIGN

AS PART OF THE SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE DESIGN OF ENGINEERING PROJECTS, THE SEATTLE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT USES A COMPUTER PROGRAM BASED ON THE CRITICAL PATH METHOD. THIS SYSTEM, WHEN USED WITH THE OTHER PARTS OF THE LARGER PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDES A MEANS OF CONTROLLING A 250 MILLION DOLLAR, 10-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM THAT RESULTS IN AT LEAST 20 MILLION OF CONSTRUCTION EACH YEAR. THE INPUT TO THE COMPUTER INCLUDES THE ESTIMATE OF TIME AND MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH PROJECT, THE LOGICAL SEQUENCE OF WORK ACTIVITIES FOR EACH PROJECT, THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OR PRIORITY OF EACH PROJECT, AND THE TOTAL MANPOWER AVAILABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE DESIGN OF PROJECTS. THE COMPUTER IS PROGRAMMED TO CALCULATE A CRITICAL PATH FOR ALL PROJECTS AND TO SCHEDULE AND ALLOCATE RESOURCES FOR EACH PROJECT ACTIVITY, BASED ON PRIORITIES AND AVAILABLE MANPOWER. THE OUTPUT FROM THE COMPUTER INCLUDES A CRITICAL PATH FOR ALL THE PROJECTS, A MASTER SCHEDULE FOR ALL THE PROJECTS, AN INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULE FOR EACH PROJECT, REPORTS SHOWING THE UTILIZATION OF EACH TYPE OF MANPOWER, GRAPHS OF THE MANPOWER UTILIZTION, AND A TIME-SCALED ARROW DIAGRAM FOR EACH PROJECT.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Allocating and managing manpower resources
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022665
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM