Title: Project plan formalisation and modelling via timed coloured Petri nets

Authors: Sarka Kvetonova, Dusan Kolar

Addresses: Faculty of Information Technology, Department of Information Systems, Technical University of Brno, Bozetechova 2, Brno 612 66, Czech Republic. ' Faculty of Information Technology, Department of Information Systems, Technical University of Brno, Bozetechova 2, Brno 612 66, Czech Republic

Abstract: The paper presents a way how the network diagram representation of a project plan is transformed to a corresponding timed coloured Petri net (T-CPN) working over discrete time. Such a T-CPN model is further equipped with resource modelling and mutually exclusive activity performance modelling. The paper demonstrates an algorithm, how the key main network diagram representations of a project plan are translated to a T-CPN and how the resource modelling is (possibly algorithmically) added next.

Keywords: project planning; project management; network diagrams; critical path method; CPM; high level Petri nets; timed coloured Petri nets; T-CPN; formalisation; resource modelling; activity performance modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2010.035393

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2010 Vol.2 No.4, pp.388 - 399

Available online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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