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Shape the “no crash” future...

Another day in the office...

Internet connection found. Hot coffee on the table. Programs run. Relaxed mood is here. And suddenly, red light alarm. Mood freezes. Crash detected!

For sure everyone knows this kind of situation. And for sure everyone would like to predict them. In this challenge you can do so (and shape the future)! :)

Can You Help Alfred To Predict A Problem?

Alfred and his team are responsible for enterprise job scheduling in a complex environment. Thousands of jobs are running simultaneously on different environments. Sometimes, jobs are crashing due to unforeseen circumstances. Based on historically run data we want to recognize the pattern why jobs are crashing and want to predict if we are close to a future crash or not.


Your task is to create an algorithm which analyzes historically run data and gives us an indication whether the current situation is similar to a crash pattern in the past. Additionally, try to visualize the critical path in the job scheduling. You will get sufficient processing data which contain all necessary information (start, stop, failure code, predecessor, successor…)

Focus on the following:

  • Analyze data

  • Identify what led to a crash

  • Think how to create an algorithm out of the findings

  • Think how to visualize the critical path


  • Formal explanation how to present the critical path for different timeframe (do not exceed one A4 page text).

  • Formal explanation how to analyze crash situations and how to predict the probability of crash in the future (do not exceed two A4 page text).

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Clarity of argumentation

  • Promising solution

  • Innovative approach


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Martin Mikula
1st place