© 2001

Mathematical Programming and Financial Objectives for Scheduling Projects


Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alf Kimms
      Pages 3-6
    3. Alf Kimms
      Pages 7-15
  3. The Net Present Value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Alf Kimms
      Pages 19-28
    3. Alf Kimms
      Pages 29-34
    4. Alf Kimms
      Pages 35-42
    5. Alf Kimms
      Pages 43-50
    6. Alf Kimms
      Pages 51-62
  4. Capital Budgeting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Alf Kimms
      Pages 65-72
    3. Alf Kimms
      Pages 73-80
    4. Alf Kimms
      Pages 81-85
  5. Providing Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Alf Kimms
      Pages 89-92
    3. Alf Kimms
      Pages 93-97
    4. Alf Kimms
      Pages 99-101
    5. Alf Kimms
      Pages 103-116
  6. Time-Cost Tradeoffs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117

About this book


Mathematical Programming and Financial Objectives for Scheduling Projects focuses on decision problems where the performance is measured in terms of money. As the title suggests, special attention is paid to financial objectives and the relationship of financial objectives to project schedules and scheduling. In addition, how schedules relate to other decisions is treated in detail. The book demonstrates that scheduling must be combined with project selection and financing, and that scheduling helps to give an answer to the planning issue of the amount of resources required for a project. The author makes clear the relevance of scheduling to cutting budget costs.
The book is divided into six parts. The first part gives a brief introduction to project management. Part two examines scheduling projects in order to maximize their net present value. Part three considers capital rationing. Many decisions on selecting or rejecting a project cannot be made in isolation and multiple projects must be taken fully into account. Since the requests for capital resources depend on the schedules of the projects, scheduling taken on more complexity. Part four studies the resource usage of a project in greater detail. Part five discusses cases where the processing time of an activity is a decision to be made. Part six summarizes the main results that have been accomplished.


Budgeting Financing linear optimization management mathematical programming modeling optimization project management scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für BetriebswirtschaftslehreChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mathematical Programming and Financial Objectives for Scheduling Projects
  • Authors Alf Kimms
  • Series Title International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7386-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5561-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-1453-4
  • Series ISSN 0884-8289
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 187
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optimization
    Finance, general
    Operations Research/Decision Theory
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