A note on activity floats in activity-on-arrow networks

T Zhao, C-L Tseng
2003 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
In project scheduling, the free float (slack) of an activity represents the leeway for scheduling the activity without affecting any subsequent activity. In the context of activity-on-arrow (AOA) network representation, textbooks on project management, based on our survey, have for decades been using a popular formula to calculate free floats that may lead to erroneous results in the presence of dummy arcs. In this note, we present a correct version of the formula. Extensions of the proposed
more » ... mula to other floats such as safety float and interference float are also discussed.
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601636 fatcat:lkpffngmqzhzjot22v4obl7el4