SYLLABUS

TU CMT 3322 Project Scheduling with CPM

WEEK DATE TOPIC READING DUE
1 17JAN18
LIVE class
Introduction to Course Objectives -- Academic Considerations readings due before class
LECTURE:
Project Controls. Pre-CPM Techniques of Scheduling (Advantages and Limitations.)
History of Computer-Aided Scheduling Systems.
PLEASE OBTAIN TEXT, LOAD SOFTWARE, VIEW RECORDED LECTURES:
Intro to Project Controls http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM01a/TGCPM01a.htm 52:44
Value of Project Controls http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM01b/TGCPM01b.htm 34:41
History of Project Controls http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM01c/TGCPM01c.htm 30:20 
also view ENR blog
The Next Generation: Goliath v. David in the New World of Enterprise Scheduling and Construction Professional and Left Handed Golfers
Ch 1, 2  & 3
Open Plan Guided Tour
Open Plan User Manual pp 9-76
HW: Slides 38 & 62 /
If you do not already have the text - GET IT NOW - it includes software required next week -
CPM in Construction Management, 8th Edition
Begin reading User Manual for Open Plan: C:\Program Files\Deltek\Open Plan Professional 3.3\Documentation\DeltekOpenPlan33UserGuide.pdf - pages 9-76

LOAD Phoenix Project Manager from http://www.phoenixcpm.com/, click upper right EDU button, follow instructions (need @temple.EDU email address)
Open Phoenix, Open project SAMPLE01, determine start date for activity 100 "Set Roof Trusses", email both dates to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com
2 24JAN18
LIVE class
Review Homework Assignments - Slides 38 and 62, successful download and use of Phoenix Project Manager, discussion on use of Deltek Open Plan  Ch 4, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Open Plan Installation Guide
Open Plan User Manual pp 77-166
LECTURE:
Introduction to Logic Based Planning and Scheduling
The Pure Logic Diagram
Durations of the Logic Plan
The John Doe Project
If you miss or desire to refresh:
Information Acquisition for CPM Logic - http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM02a/TGCPM02a.htm 33:50
Next Layer of the Onion: What is an Activity? - http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM02b/TGCPM02b.htm 56:49
Re-ordering Logic to be readable by software - http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM02c/TGCPM02c.htm 40:01
HW: Slide 91: Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes"
LOAD Deltek Open Plan software, begin tutorial (nb to load use two sets of passwords at http://www.cpminconstructionmanagement.com/)
C:\Program Files\Deltek\Open Plan Professional 3.3\Documentation\DeltekOpenPlan33UserGuide.pdf - pages 77-166
Open project CONSTR, determine start date of activity R0001G "Ceiling Tiles", email to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com
3 31JAN18
internet class
Review Homework Assignments "Bake a Cake" - successful download and use of Open Plan - discussion on use of software - comparisons of software Ch 5, 6, & 7
P3 Reference Manual pp 1-84
Diagramming using ADM (Arrow Diagramming Method) System
If you miss or desire to refresh:
Defining CPM Attributes and Calculations
http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM02d/TGCPM02d.htm 24:01
Solution by Matrix Method and Intuitive Method
http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM03a/TGCPM03a.htm 66:32
Solution by Computer Simulation Method - http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM03b/TGCPM03b.htm 25:21
HW: Slides 263-266, 267: Drafting in ADM / Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes" - send as email on/before Saturday January 30th
Continue Open Plan software tutorial - Restore John Doe Project from CD - determine start date for activity 28 "FORM AND POUR SLABS OFFICE"
Open/Log-in to Oracle P6 8.3 "in the cloud" on your choice of browser - begin tutorial - pages ...
Open project "Bridge Casino Project" b1ap.xer - determine start date for activity ... - send as email on/before Saturday January 30th
4 07FEB18
LIVE class
Review Homework Assignments

Ch 17, 23
 

Acquiring the Logic and Durations for the Pure Logic Network
If you miss or desire to refresh:
Information Acquisition for Durations - http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TGCPM03c/TGCPM03c.htm 59:34

HW:  You will be sent by email Takehome Midterm #1 -- CPM Diagramming Rules and Computation - due February 13 - bring to class
5 14FEB18
LIVE class
 
Review Midterm #1 / Formally Announce Term Project -  Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems
Example and Demonstration - the John Doe plant-office-warehouse project
 
Introduction to PERT, SPERT, GERT Ch 8
Introduction to PDM (Precedence Diagramming Method) System Ch 9, & 10
Introduction to RDM (Relationship Diagramming Method) System Ch 11
Understanding Variations in Modern Computer. Algorithms. Calendar Considerations and Differing Conventions. Special Rules and Differing Conventions for Multiple Calendars
Multiple Calendars and Restraints & Constraints http://www.rdcpm.com/GAO/GAO2.html 26:34
Ch 9
Demo - Multiple Calendars  
HW: Network Two Person Team Project with DURs in RDM, convert to ADM, convert to PDM, convert to PERT  
6 21FEB18
LIVE class
Review HW two person logic networks - Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems  
Introduction to Modern Software: P3, Suretrak, P6, Pertmaster, MS Project, Open Plan, Phoenix, Asta PowerProject and others review Ch 12
Specifying Constraints (SNET, FNLT, others) in PDM and RDM review Ch 7.8-9
Specifying Restraints in PDM and RDM
RDM
http://www.rdcpm.com/GAO/GAO.html 35:51
review Ch 16
Demo - Restraints and Constraints - Pertmaster RDM functions  
HW: Term Project Interview #1  
7 28FEB18
internet class
Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems - Discuss Term Project Interview #1  
Evolution of the Project Plan and Schedule Ch 18, 19 & 20
Intro to Risk Assessment
Risk Analysis http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/tgcpm06h2/tgcpm06h2.htm 20:07
review Ch 8.2, 12.7-8
Demo - Pertmaster Data Entry - Risk Analysis - PRA - Acumen Risk
HW: Update & Narrative Report Preparation / Term Project Interview #2
  07MAR18 NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK  
8 14MAR18
LIVE class
Review Homework Assignments - You will receive and email Ch 12, 28
Deltek Manual

 

You may work from home or the library - please review the three lectures relating to the use of Oracle Primavera P6 software - often specified on large construction projects
Inner working of P6 by Ron Winter (at CCC2015) http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2015Videos/SAT32.html 71:31
Schedule Development Using P6 by Shumacher and Jackson (at CCC2013) http://www.constructioncpm.com/SessionCaptures/CCC13%20VIDEO/TUE22.html 64:37
Updating & Maintenance Using P6 by Shumacher and Jackson (at CCC2013) http://www.constructioncpm.com/SessionCaptures/CCC13%20VIDEO/TUE32.html 53:33
HW: Slides 444 & 468: Intuitive and Computer Simulated Methods / Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes" with DURs in ADM
Add new activity .. duration .. between .. and .. in Open Plan John Doe; new activity .. duration .. between .. and .. in P6 Bridge Casino - send as email on/before Saturday January 30th
9 21MAR18
LIVE class
Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems  
Resource Allocation - Leveling & Smoothing - Reducing Project Durations
Tracking & Leveling Resources http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/tgcpm06f2/tgcpm06f2.htm 34:18
review Ch 19
Crashing - Economics of Acceleration
Crashing & Economics of Acceleration http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/tgcpm06f3/tgcpm06f3.htm 14:33
Ch 21, 22
Updating the CPM. Data Acquisition. Modifying the solution algorithm. Retained Logic vs. Progress Override.
Restraints v Constraints / Retained Logic vs. Progress Override http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/tgcpm06e1/tgcpm06e1.htm 39:16 .
Ch 25
Demo - Updating the Schedule .
HW: Term Project Interview #3  
10 28MAR18
LIVE class
Review for Takehome Midterm #2 -- CPM Diagramming Rules, Computation, Resource Allocation and Crashing  
HW:  You will be sent by email Takehome Midterm #2 -- CPM Diagramming Rules, Computation, Analysis - due April 3 - bring to class
11 04APR18
LIVE class
Review Midterm #2  
The Specification & Engineer's Review Ch 29, 30, 31 & 24
Demo - Analysis of Initial CPM Submission  
HW: TBD  
12 11APR18
LIVE class
Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems  
The Update & Engineer's Review Ch 26 & 27
Demo - Analysis of Submitted CPM Update  
HW: Integrate Interviews & Complete Term Project / Narrative for Update Review  
13 18APR18
LIVE class
Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems  
Claims of Delay and Disruption Ch 32, 33, 34 & 35
Demo - Analysis of Delay and Disruption  
HW: Complete Term Project  
14 25APR18
LIVE class
Term Projects Due - Review of Term Projects  
Overflow Ch 36
Review of Course -- Prep for Final  
  02MAY18 Study Days  
FN 09MAY18 In-Class Final  

Text: CPM in Construction Management, 8th Edition, James J. O'Brien and Fredric L. Plotnick, McGraw-Hill, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-1259587276, ISBN-10: 1259587274
Syllabus is subject to revision -- currently under review