Teaching of critical path networks using software packages

Ku, H. (2009) Teaching of critical path networks using software packages. In: RSKT 2009: 4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology , 14-16 Jul 2009, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to review a published paper, Using computer software packages to enhance the teaching of Engineering Management Science: Part 1 –Critical path networks'. Excel in Microsoft Office 2007 was discovered to be able to solve critical path network problems with some programming. The capabilities of the two previously evaluated packages, Microsoft Project 2007 and Quantitative Methods – Production and Operations Management (POM-QM) for Windows 3 were cited and Excel usage is explained for each of the objective of the module, critical path networks. A pseudo quantity scoring system was developed to evaluate the capabilities of the software packages in meeting the 5 objectives of the module. It was found that POM-QM for Windows 3 scored the highest points. However, Excel in MS can be argued to provide the best learning outcomes as it endeavours students to understand the concepts of critical path networks clearly before they can program and solve the problems.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 5589. Print copy held USQ Library 006.3 Rou. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright 2009 Springer. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. The item is also available in Lecture Notes in Computer Science v. 5589 at http://www.springerlink.com
Depositing User: Dr Harry Ku
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 04:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering management science; Microsoft Project 2007; quantitative methods; production and operations management (POM-QM) for Windows 3; Excel in Microsoft Office 2007; critical path networks
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091503 Engineering Practice
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02962-2_55
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5448

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