|Introduction to Project Management
Decision Support Systems
In addition to the CPM, GANTT, NETDRAW, and PM procedures,
which are the major
tools for the traditional functions associated with project management,
SAS/OR software has several procedures that can be used to
create a many-faceted Decision Support System. Traditional CPM/PERT
techniques form only one part of effective project management and
may be considered as a specialized application of Decision Support
Systems (Williams and Boyd 1990). SAS/OR software contains several
mathematical programming procedures that can be used to design
effective systems for solving inventory control, transportation,
network flow, transshipment, product-mix, cutting stock problems,
and so on. These procedures are discussed in detail in the
SAS/OR User's Guide: Mathematical Programming.
Decision analysis is another important tool that is receiving
recognition as a component of project management. The
next section briefly describes PROC DTREE and the role it can
play in making important decisions in project management.
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