CPM scheduling for construction : best practices and by Christopher Carson PMP PSP DRMP PhD, Peter Oakander,

By Christopher Carson PMP PSP DRMP PhD, Peter Oakander, Craig Relyea

The current variation, an SEI collaboration with the PMI Scheduling group of perform, presents readers with a reference advisor that's like having an skilled scheduling expert at hand.

The booklet itself is specified by a manner that follows the stages of establishing a venture agenda: from undertaking making plans to venture definition and time table layout, to improvement, upkeep, and utilization of the time table.

every one of those six sections, from making plans via utilization, is damaged up into separate different types for distinctive dialogue and for simple reference:

Definition defining the subject term

function setting up why the subject is utilized in the making plans and scheduling process

Default stipulations setting up the stipulations less than which the subject is used and implemented

most sensible Practices developing how the subject is used, the appliance concepts, and methods the subject is used, together with reviews of some of the practices

prompt Practices developing most popular program or imple

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Therefore, in Figure 2-15 the first activity is identified as E1-E2, its description is Prepare Site, and it has a duration of four (4) time periods. Events may also be given descriptive data. For example, event E1 can be described as Start Of Net 1. However, as previously stated, an event cannot have duration. An event is achieved when its preceding activities are completed. For example, in Figure 2-15, event E4 (Component 2) and E2-E4 (Build Section 1) are complete. Accurate representation of the project by the network is very important, since the data that defines the network is the basis on which analysis is performed.

S. S. Department of Energy Advisories A project schedule that doesn’t adhere to any schedule specifications or to the schedule specifications dictated by the contract and scheduling best practices and guidelines in general will: ●● ●● ●● More than likely not be an approved project schedule by the owner Be a grave error on the general contractor’s part for non-compliance of the contract Place the general contractor heavily at risk for using a flawed schedule that may or may not work at all in depicting the scope of work of the project or be able to track and progress that scope of work.

Figure 2-5: A1 A4 A2 A5 A3 A6 Network section using dependencies Ladder Ladder activities are a special group of activities used to represent progressive feed tasks. They are relevant only to arrow networks; in precedence networks similar results may be obtained by the normal use of dependencies. An example of a progressive feed task occurs in the manufacture of a number of identical components, each component having to go through several manufacturing processes. To represent these processes on the network in the normal way would require one activity for the manufacture of the components, another to assemble the unit, probably another for inspection, etc.

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