From Lantiv Scheduling Studio 7 User's Guide
The program is generic, thus suitable for different types of institutions and scheduling scenarios. The names of the resources that are used throughout the user's guide are generic but you can rename them in the program to suit your institution's naming convention. For example, a "Supervisor" can be renamed to "Teacher", "Instructor", "Doctor" etc.
It is important to understand the role of each type of resource in the scheduling process and their constraints. For example, a human resource cannot be scheduled in two different activities at the same time (unless explicitly uniting the activities into a "Set") whereas a room or equipment resources allow double booking, depending on their properties (like how large the room is or how many items of the same kind of equipment are in stock).
Resources which need to be scheduled together are united in Activities. The process of scheduling is essentially the process of allocating activities to times (or periods) and days. Even if only a single resource needs to be scheduled, a new activity has to be created for that single resource. When the activity is scheduled - the resource is scheduled.
There are 4 types of resources: thematic resources, human resources, location resources and equipment resources. An activity can include resources of any type. An activity does not have to include all the types of resources.
- Theme - defines the subject or topic of the activity and provides information as to the type of task that the activity is about.
- Group - unites several people into a group. If a person participates in a group, he/she will be scheduled to all the activities of that group. Groups can also be left empty in case there is no need to create individual schedules of people.
- Participant - a person who participates in groups or in activities. It is also possible to define the themes that the participant is interested in and assign the actual groups later on from a selection of the groups that are planned to be scheduled with these themes.
- Supervisor - a person who participates in groups or in activities. Usually there is one supervisor and multiple participants in each group or activity (although this is not required and totally flexible). An activity can have a list of possible supervisors while the actual one can be chosen by you during the process of scheduling.
- Location - the place where an activity takes place.
- Equipment - the accessories required by an activity. Each equipment type can have a quantity of items of that equipment type in stock.
Resource Types per Institution
Days, Periods, Subjects, Groups, Students, Teachers, Room, Equipment.
Days, Periods, Courses, Groups, Students, Lecturers, Room, Equipment.
Days, Shifts, Tasks, Groups, Patients, Staff, Wards, Equipment.
Days, Shifts, Tasks, Groups, Employees, Supervisors, Locations, Equipment.
Days, Times, Themes, Groups, Visitors, Lecturers, Rooms, Equipment.