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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Gerald, 1940--
dc.contributor.authorSucur, Milorad.-
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Wayne J.-
dc.contributor.authorConstruction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.identifier.govdocUSACERL Technical Report 96/32-
dc.descriptionTechnical Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe Knowledge Worker Systems (KWS) is a performance support environment for workgroups. It is an automated tool that enables a workgroup to define the tasks, information resources, institutional knowledge and computer applications required to perform their business processes. Using this on-line model of the business process, KWS reminds workers when tasks are due, details steps for task execution, provides easy automated access to documents, and links to existing automation systems. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories has been conducting ongoing research into the problem of dynamic scheduling of processes and tasks for knowledge workers, with the ultimate goal of developing a comprehensive support environment for knowledge workers. KWS is a performance support environment designed to help knowledge workers organize and coordinate their work by providing an on-line model of the business process coupled with institutional knowledge and software agents. KWS tracks scheduled events, provides a list of completed events, and outlines the steps necessary to complete forthcoming tasks. This study examined the requirements for scheduling processes and tasks in a knowledge worker environment. Dynamic scheduling enhancements are identified for future versions of KWS.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was conducted for Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), Directorate of Military Construction, under Project 4Al62784AT41, "Military Facilities Engineering Technology"; Work Unit FF-AK5, "Dynamic Task Scheduling."en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsSF 298 1 Foreword 2 Contents 3 1 Introduction 5 Background 5 Objectives 6 Approach 6 Mode of Technology Transfer 7 2 Dynamic Scheduling Issues 8 Preplanning 8 Task Scheduling 9 KWS Scheduling Concepts 10 Management of Resources 14 3 Current Dynamic Scheduling Implementation 16 Dependent-Duration Activities 16 Milestones 18 Resource Leveling 19 KWS Version 2.1 20 KWS Version 2.5 21 4 Advanced Enhancements in Future Versions of KWS 23 KWS Version 3.0 23 KWS Version 4.0 24 5 Conclusions and Recommendations 25 References 26 Appendix A: KWS Data Structure 27 Appendix B: KWS Organizational Entities 34 Abbreviations and Acronyms 35 Distribution-
dc.format.extent41 pages / 7.491Mb-
dc.publisherConstruction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)); no. 96/32-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited-
dc.sourceThe ERDC Library created this digital resource using one or more of the following: Zeta TS-0995, Zeutcehl OS 12000, HP HD Pro 42-in. map scanner, Epson flatbed-
dc.subjectPersonal information management--Computer programsen_US
dc.subjectTime management--Computer programsen_US
dc.titleDynamic Task Scheduling for the Knowledge Worker Systemen_US
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