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Matic Prosen, 2011, undergraduate thesis

Abstract: Danish company Wittenbog, a part of N&W Global Veding, is a globally known company with its headquarters in Italy and its subsidiary in Odense. It is present in more than 100 countries worldwide and they are world’s largest manufacturer of automatic vending machines specialised in coffee, tea, and sandwich sale. The dissertation is divided in two different parts. In the first, the theoretical part, we described the utility of project management and industrial reengineering, which are today, one of the critical factors for successful functioning of the company. In the second, the practical part, we focused on a particular product called FB-55, which is due historical reasons manufactured in different building then other vending machines. The main objective of our dissertation was to develop the smallest possible layout for the production of FB-55 and simultaneously reduce the cost of transportation, labor and warehousing.
Keywords: reengineering, vending machine, project management, layout
Published: 25.10.2011; Views: 1507; Downloads: 97
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Effective control of unanticipated on-site events : a pragmatic, human-oriented problem solving approach
Aleš Magdič, Danijel Rebolj, Nataša Šuman, 2004, original scientific article

Abstract: Unanticipated events on building sites are inevitable. The frequency of unanticipated events is usually high due to the inherent complexity and dynamics of construction projects. A proper mobile interactive personal network can make use of the rich knowledge and experience of site staff, to handle and effectively resolve on-site problems caused by unanticipated events. Immediate on-site problem solving significantly impacts subsequent project characteristics and leads to a more productive organizational processes as a whole. This paper focuses on the importance of interactive personal communication as a basis for immediate on-site problem solving. For communications support, a human-oriented pragmatic solution in the form of a mobile, interactive, context-sensitive personal network is presented.
Keywords: civil engineering, information technology, mobile computing, project management, construction site, rapid communication
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1321; Downloads: 31
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Tadeja Leskovar, 2014, master's thesis

Abstract: This Master’s thesis topic are Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions in general with emphasis on systems appropriate for small and medium sized enterprises and industry specific solutions. The chosen industry and case study of the present thesis are manufacturing and construction; specifically the industry of ready-mixed concrete manufacturing. An ERP is a company-wide system that replaces many previously scattered and standalone systems of individual departments and offices. After the (successful) implementation it integrates all functions into a single, automated system that runs on a single database. This thesis strives to present different stages of ERP acquiring, from decision-making, through implementation and use. Because the empirical part contains a presentation of an actual business and their requirements, we focus in the particular conditions and issues related to the size and industry of the given company, Beton – Betonski izdelki Kuhar Dušan, s.p throughout the thesis. Additionally, part of the thesis is also presentation and potential beneficial role of one of the leading organizations in the area of project management – Project Management Institute. The outcome of our research is realization that ERP solutions are a crucial aspect of modern companies if they wish to be competitive on the market, have the ability to grow, and continuously maintain the existing pool of costumers. However, before the right ERP solution can be selected, a careful decision-making needs to be undertaken and implementation has to be thoroughly planned. There are many tools and guides that can be used with such demanding project. Project Management Institute, which will be presented in this work, offers many advices on the topic in question.
Keywords: ERP solutions, SMEs, ready-mixed concrete, Project Management Institute
Published: 13.10.2014; Views: 1154; Downloads: 125
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Vloga metodologije managementa vrednosti v projektu razvoja inovativnega kuhinjskega aparata
Domen Pušnik, 2015, undergraduate thesis

Abstract: V diplomski nalogi bomo obravnavali vlogo metodologije managmenta v projektu razvoja novega izdelka, opisali proces izvajanja le-te in opredelili povezavo vključevanja metodologije v celoten življenjski cikel projekta.
Keywords: management vrednosti, vrednostna analiza, razvoj izdelkov, product development project, PIP
Published: 14.12.2015; Views: 604; Downloads: 20
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Cost optimal project scheduling
Uroš Klanšek, Mirko Pšunder, 2008, original scientific article

Abstract: This paper presents the cost optimal project scheduling. The optimization was performed by the nonlinear programming approach, NLP The nonlinear total project cost objective function is subjected to the rigorous system of the activity preceden- ce relationship constraints, the activity duration constraints and the project duration constraints. The set of activity precedence relationship constraints was defined to comprise Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Start-to-Finish and Finish-to-Finish precedence relationships between activities. The activity duration constraints determine relationships between minimum, maximum and possible duration of the project activities. The project duration constraints define the maximum feasible project duration. A numerical example is presented at the end of the paper in order to present the applicability of the proposed approach.
Keywords: project management, scheduling, optimization, nonlinear programming, NLP
Published: 10.07.2015; Views: 764; Downloads: 252
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Impacts of the implementation of a project management information system
Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar, Andreja Pucihar, 2014, original scientific article

Abstract: Background: The problems of resources management (human, financial, time) in multi-project companies are inherently complex and need to be addressed systematically, in both small and large organizations. Furthermore, there is a need for transparent communication and collaboration within the organization as well as with partnering organizations. There are many methodologies and tools supporting project management, which are themselves complex and are therefore not widely adopted, especially among small companies. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to analyse impact of the implementation of a flexible cloud-based project management information system (PMIS) from the human resources, financial management, and collaboration points of view. Method: We have conducted a case study in a small Slovenian research and development company, that has implemented the 4PM PMIS. Results: The findings imply the importance of keeping the balance of the creative processes that are unstructured, rule free and even chaotic, with structured processes monitor and control. Conclusions: The results of the study suggest that the use of “4PM” in support of multi-project management improves human resources and financial management in a collaborative and transparent way when implemented in an open and highly motivated environment
Keywords: multi-project management, project management information system, systems approach, small organization
Published: 04.04.2017; Views: 394; Downloads: 68
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Usage of agile SCRUM methodology on configuration management application
Željko Stanojević, 2017, master's thesis/paper

Abstract: The purpose of the master thesis is to research and determine how to successfully manage a project using agile methodology Scrum. Scrum methodology will be used to improve the functionality of existing internally developed software solutions. Scrum, being an agile methodology, is an alternative approach to the traditional waterfall methodology, and is typically used in software development. Agile methodologies help teams respond to a project’s unpredictability by using incremental, iterative way of work known as sprints. The first part of the master’s thesis presents a problem, defines goals and methods used, and the necessary tools required to achieve the objectives. The following part of the thesis presents the foundations of agile methodologies and describes the used methodology – Scrum - in detail. In the practical part, the thesis presents the existing software solution and opportunities for its improvement. We use Scrum for upgrading existing application, including all the attributes of the mentioned methodology, from team design to artifacts and events. The thesis also presents a renewed application in detail. In conclusion, by using the SWOT analysis we observe suitability for use of the Scrum methodology in the case of renewal of application and propose further changes to improve the application.
Keywords: Project Management, Software Development, Agile Project Management, Scrum Implementation, Agile Methodologies
Published: 28.06.2017; Views: 497; Downloads: 75
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Developing soft skills for engineering
Franc Gider, Tanja Urbančič, 2010, original scientific article

Abstract: While advanced technologies are entering schools at all levels, we claim that other skills required to deal with them in the complex modern world should not be neglected in the education system. In this article, a promising approach to interdisciplinary postgraduate education is described. The idea of the »Team project« course is to give the students the opportunity to gain experience in an extensive project where various skills are needed, e.g. teamwork, coordinating work, project management, research, problem solving, public presentations, time management, etc. The course is obligatory and held in the first year of the master study program at the School of Engineering and Management of the University of Nova Gorica. The main advantage of the course is to give the students hands-on experience of work on a project that is very close to reality. Students are forced to gain experience in teamwork and to overcome the uncertainties and obstacles that arise in such projects. Since the launch of the course, several improvements have been made with the aim of improving the performance of the course. Nevertheless, the course remains a challenge for both students and teachers.
Keywords: teamwork, student project, engineering and management
Published: 29.11.2017; Views: 412; Downloads: 50
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