Theme:Management decision making

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This theme provides learners on how to practically optimise management decision making in a systems environment through the application of scheduling theory.


Expected competencies after study of this theme are:

  • How to recognise when a system is operating under constraints
  • How to use scheduling theory to optimise delivery

Key Topics

  • Project versus systems optimisation
  • Identifying bottlenecks and resource constraints
  • Efficient scheduling theory
    • Overhead
    • Pre-emption
    • Context switching
    • Deadlock