# Mathematical Programming and Financial Objectives for Scheduling Projects

• Alf Kimms
Book

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

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2. ### General Issues

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3. ### The Net Present Value

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4. ### Capital Budgeting

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5. ### Providing Resources

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### Introduction

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.

### Keywords

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

#### Authors and affiliations

• Alf Kimms
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1. 1.Institut für BetriebswirtschaftslehreChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

### Bibliographic information

• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1453-4