By Prof. L. Valadares Tavares (auth.)
More than 40 years have handed because the early makes an attempt to version tasks. a wide area of theoretical advancements has grown generating a excessive variety of analytical and numerical effects, however it turns out that the most version continues to be an analogous: the idea that of undertaking community. this idea has come to symbolize the 2 significant good points underlying the inspiration of a undertaking: the sequential and the aggressive nature of its parts, the project's actions. truly, the sequential estate defines the constitution of the venture and the aggressive nature stems from using universal assets (facilities, items, gear, administration, etc.) to hold out the various actions. notwithstanding, major advances were completed in undertaking modelling, permitting the creation of even more robust effects: A. the idea that of priority and the outline of actions has been generalized to supply quite a lot of lifelike illustration of tasks. B. the stochastic examine of the positive aspects of initiatives akin to the period and price in their actions is conducted by way of a number of analytical and numerical types, permitting experimental and forecasting analyses. C. the allocation of assets will be now studied for extra advanced occasions and regulations. D. the monetary description of initiatives is extra competently studied and its optimization is punctiliously pursued. E. the overview and the evaluate of tasks now could be studied in the framework of multicriteria determination concept contemplating a number of views and assisting the undertaking supervisor to choose the main acceptable compromises among chance, time and anticipated gains.