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Towards a Taxonomy of Planning and Scheduling Methods in the Context of Construction Management.

AlNasseri, Hammad Abdullah LU ; Widén, Kristian LU and Aulin, Radhlinah LU (2013) 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 2013 In [Host publication title missing] p.570-581
Abstract
Planning and scheduling are considered as one of the most difficult but most important processes from perspectives of project management. These processes involve implementation of a widerange of planning methods used by different organizations with various levels of planning knowledge. The planning methods for scheduling can be classified as traditional methods (e.g. line of balance, Gantt chart and critical path) and modern methods (e.g. last planner and critical chain). Over time these methods had advanced from paper based to computer based. However, some project planners still prefer using the traditional methods despite other new alternatives. Users of those methods have different perspectives about the efficiency and effectiveness of... (More)
Planning and scheduling are considered as one of the most difficult but most important processes from perspectives of project management. These processes involve implementation of a widerange of planning methods used by different organizations with various levels of planning knowledge. The planning methods for scheduling can be classified as traditional methods (e.g. line of balance, Gantt chart and critical path) and modern methods (e.g. last planner and critical chain). Over time these methods had advanced from paper based to computer based. However, some project planners still prefer using the traditional methods despite other new alternatives. Users of those methods have different perspectives about the efficiency and effectiveness of the different planning methods used to manage different projects. Evidences from the secondary data found from extensive literatures have been used to assess the planning and scheduling methods mentioned above. A taxonomy describing each of the method in terms of their theories, key features, application areas, benefits and limitations is presented. The preliminary outcome of this paper may provide a tool to aid organizations in selecting and prioritizing the most appropriate methods to be developed and implemented in planning and scheduling of their projects. It also initializes a theoretical base for more rapid taxonomy studies on the use of different planning and scheduling approaches. As an overall, the present paper reminds practitioners of common ground about its important insights on how such taxonomy studies have potential to make scope of those methods and tools clearer, especially when they compare among them within the same application contexts. (Less)
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construction process, planning methods, scheduling, taxonomy, project planners, planning knowledge
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Klakegg, Ole Jonny
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570 - 581
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Akademika Publishing
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7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 2013
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9788232102730
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  title        = {Towards a Taxonomy of Planning and Scheduling Methods in the Context of Construction Management.},
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