Complete your construction projects faster - using the latest concepts in performance control.
Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling is a comprehensive review that gives you insight into the latest innovations in network-based project planning, scheduling, and control . . . saving you time and money on all construction projects.
Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling contains a full explanation of the new and innovative Scheduling Practice Paradigm, and translates it into tangible steps you can use to create powerful project schedules designed to boost productivity on any job. Completely compatible with the Collaborative Model, the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides, commitment planning, execution scheduling, and comprehensive performance control.
Written in a friendly, conversational style, this ultimate guide explains:
Inside Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling:
Keeping Your Eye on the Donut:
- The new Scheduling Practice Paradigm: terminology, specialties, roles, and deliverables.
- How dilemma forecasting can help you predict delays before they occur.
- How to use change optimization processes for maximum project benefit.
- How to produce a project schedule, including logic development sessions.
- Helpful guidelines for performance recording.
- Hundreds of "tricks of the trade" from a 30-year scheduling veteran.
Creating a Penchant for Change: The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm
- The Allure of the Project Schedule
- Understanding the Scheduling Theater
- Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers
- The Changing Style of Project Management
Preserving Project Schedule Integrity:
- Introduction to Dilemma Control
- Introduction to Momentology
- Recap of New Concepts and Terminology
- The Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects
Execution Scheduling and Performance Control:
- Anatomy of a Schedule
- Working at Cross-Purposes
- Schedule Design
- Schedule Development
- Schedule Components
- Performance Reporting
- Performance Control
Table of Contents
Part 1: Keeping Your Eye on the Donut.
- Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use!
Chapter 1: The Allure of the Project Schedule. Chapter 2: Understanding the Scheduling Theater. Chapter 3: Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers. Chapter 4: The Changing Style of Project Management. Part 2: Creating a Penchant for Change.
Chapter 5: The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm: Specializations, Positions, Deliverables, and Roles. Chapter 6: Introduction to Dilemma Control. Chapter 7: Introduction to Momentology. Chapter 8: Recap of New Concepts and Terminology. Chapter 9: Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects. Part 3: Preserving Project Schedule Intergrity.
Chapter 10: Anatomy of a Schedule. Chapter 11: Working at Cross-Purposes. Part 4: Execution Scheduling and Performance Control.
Chapter 12: Concerning Schedule Design. Chapter 13: Concerning Schedule Development. Chapter 14: Schedule Components. Chapter 15: Performance Recording. Chapter 16: Performance Control. Part 5: Epilogue.
Chapter 17: Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
Murray B Woolf, PMP,
is president of the International Center for Scheduling, Inc. He founded ICS as his response to the number of challenges facing the Scheduling Practice in the United States and globally. ICS, although in its infancy, promises to change the face of the Scheduling Practice by providing coordinated support programs, products, and services to Scheduling Practitioners and their customers. Specifically, the ICS model includes education and training, job placement support, research, publications, credentialing, scheduling specifications software, objective quality scoring of schedules and scheduling programs, direct scheduling support, and consulting.
Mr Woolf has more than 30 years of project management, project controls, training, consulting, and expert witness experience. He spent the bulk of his career providing project management and project controls services on over 125 projects worldwide, with combined value estimated at around $28 billion.
Mr Woolf is a frequent lecturer and writer on Scheduling Practice topics, and is the inventor of numerous Scheduling Practice innovations, including Momentum Management and Dilemma Forecasting. He is a member and a vice president of the PMI College of Scheduling (CoS), and the first Managing Director of the Scheduling Excellence Initiative (a CoS endeavor to write best practice and guidelines for the Scheduling Practice).