Scheduling is Not about Chronology; it’s about Logic! - white paper
This 13-page White Paper is a far-reaching review and provides a long-term perspective on scheduling and scheduling applications. It requires a paradigm shift.
There are several issues when scheduling projects:
- A “successor” does not “succeed” in time in an SS or FF dependency.
- Activity sequences often change.
- Current schedules are too maintenance hungry.
- Current scheduling software does not allow dynamic due dates.
- Current scheduling software does not allow dynamic windows of opportunity.
- Scheduling software does not allow you to schedule (part of) your schedule backward.
- More robust schedules that require less maintenance effort.
- Dynamic due dates: due dates for secondary paths will be updated automatically.
- Windows of opportunity: Earlier-Than dependences would allow us to create real windows of opportunity in which the scheduling application can schedule the activities.
- Backward scheduling would be possible with Earlier-Than dependencies
- Solid hammock tasks are possible with Earlier-Than dependencies
- Feed buffers can be scheduled dynamically in a Critical Chain schedule.