Tracking Predictive Gantt Chart for Proactive Rescheduling in Stochastic Resource Constrained Project Scheduling

  • Mario Brčić Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computation University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Danijel Mlinarić Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computation University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: Project scheduling, Proactive-reactive scheduling, Gantt chart, Stochastic RCPSP

Abstract

Proactive-reactive scheduling is important in the situations where the project collaborators need to coordinate their efforts. The coordination is mostly achieved through the combination of the shared baseline schedule and the deviation penalties. In this paper, we present an extension of predictive Gantt chart to the proactive-reactive scheduling needs. It can be used to track the evolution of the relationship between dynamic and static elements through the time. The dynamic elements are evolving probability distributions due to the uncertainty and revealed information. The static elements are time-agreements in the baseline schedule. We demonstrate that in the state-of-the-art proactive-reactive scheduling, the baseline schedule is agnostic to the information received during the project execution. The sources of such inflexibility in the problem model and the scheduling methods are analyzed. The visualization is highlighted as a precursor to developing new methods that proactively change the baseline schedule in accordance with the gained information.
Published
2018-12-10
Section
Articles