CPM in Construction Management 8th Edition
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CPM in Construction Management
8th Edition

James J. O'Brien
Fredric L. Plotnick

Link to Author's website

Link to website of
Construction CPM Conference


A number of commercial software products to solve CPM calculations are discussed in the text. Others have been reviewed by the authors to various degrees. Yet other products may assist the professional planner / scheduler to review and improve the logic network, expand the scheduling routine to include resource allocation, or better display results. Some of these are listed below. To view more about a product, and in many cases to download a free demonstration copy, click the desired product:
Deltek Acumen Fuse Risk 360   DEMO
see page 518 of text for discussion of Fuse Metrics

Oracle Primavera P6
Professional Project Management

see page 263 of text for discussion

Oracle’s Primavera Risk Analysis
(a.k.a. Pertmaster)

current version is 8.7 see page 275 of text for discussion
versions 8.2 through 8.6 are RDCPM certified

Microsoft Project Professional 2016   DEMO
see page 284 of text for discussion

Asta Powerproject by Elecosoft   DEMO
see page 295 and 634 of text for discussion

Micro Planner X-Pert   DEMO
see page 296 of text for discussion

Phoenix Project Manager   DEMO   STUDENT
see page 295 and 634 of text for discussion

PMA Netpoint   DEMO
see page 496 of text for discussion

Synchro Pro 4D BIM Construction   DEMO

Safran Project / Risk

Analytics and Metrics Add-on Products:
Deltek Acumen Fuse   DEMO
see page 518 of text for discussion of Fuse Metrics

Schedule Analyzer of Ron Winter Consulting LLC
see page 680 of text for discussion

Steelray Project Analyzer   DEMO

Risk Add-on Products:
Barbecana Full Monte Risk   DEMO

RiskyProject Professional   DEMO


This eighth edition of CPM in Construction Management will help you
advance your construction projects with CPM and this fully updated guide:

Plan, schedule, and manage construction projects using the critical path method (CPM) and the practical information contained in this thoroughly revised book. Written by two experienced engineers and authors, CPM in Construction Management, Eighth Edition, explains the evolution of CPM and fully covers the latest techniques, standards, and tools. The “John Doe” case study is used throughout to illustrate important functions, including updating, cost control, resource planning, and delay evaluation. New guidelines are provided for Oracle, Deltek, Microsoft, and other software. 

This updated, hands-on guide shows how CPM

  • Works—and how to make it work for you

  • Serves as the analytical tool of choice for evaluation, negotiation, resolution,
    and/or litigation of construction claims

  • Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise

  • Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects

  • Saves big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reductions

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