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dependent events

См.: зависимые события.



dependent events

dependent events - - A series of events in which each event requires that certain preceding event(s) take place before it can be completed.

Usage: TOC claims that in systems with statistical fluctuations and dependent events operations are best managed using the concepts of drum-buffer-rope or critical chain project management.

Example: A dine-in restaurant is a system of dependent events: the customer does not pay for the meal before the meal is eaten; cannot eat before the food is served; the meal cannot be served before the order is placed; and the order is not placed before the customers are seated at a table. Each event in the system is dependent on the preceding event.

See:critical chain project management, drum-buffer-rope, statistical fluctuations and dependent events.