Method and system for scheduling, monitoring and dynamically managing resources

  • US 4,937,743 A
  • Filed: 09/10/1987
  • Issued: 06/26/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of prospectively planning utilization of a multiplicity of related resources using a computer having a memory, including the steps of:

  • identifying some of said resources as being primary, and other resources as being secondary;

    establishing temporal relationships between at least some of said resources;

    creating a data base of information about at least one of said resources, at least some of which information is independent of said temporal relationships between resources;

    prospectively scheduling utilization of at least some of said primary resources and at least some of said secondary resources;

    displaying, in graphical fashion, the prospectively scheduled utilization of at least some of said resources;

    determining whether any of said scheduled utilizations of one of said resources is incompatible with any of the information in said data base; and

    communicating, by means of conflict indicia, the existence of any said incompatible scheduled utilizations.

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