SYLLABUS

TU CMT 3322 Project Scheduling with CPM

WEEK DATE TOPIC READING DUE
1 13JAN21
Online 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 and LOAD SOFTWARE. PLEASE VIEW RECORDED LECTURES: (Approx 2 hours - then read assigned chapters and Open Plan reference materials)
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
HW: 1) ASSIGNMENT See Slides 38 and 62 - email your answers to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com before January 27th
2) SOFTWARE 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 before January 27th
2 20JAN21
Online class
No Homework Review this week - watch for an email from instructor attending Construction CPM Conference Ch 4, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Open Plan Guided Tour
Open Plan User Manual pp 9-76
LECTURE:
Introduction to Logic Based Planning and Scheduling
The Pure Logic Diagram
Durations of the Logic Plan
The John Doe Project

PLEASE OBTAIN TEXT and LOAD SOFTWARE. If you miss class or desire to refresh you may VIEW RECORDED LECTURES:
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: 1) ASSIGNMENT Slide 91: Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes"
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

2) SOFTWARE 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 "House Schedule", determine start date for activity 100 "Set Roof Trusses", email both dates to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com
on/before Monday January 20th
3 27JAN21
Online 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
Open Plan Installation Guide
Open Plan User Manual pp 77-166
LECTURE:
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: 1) ASSIGNMENT Slides 263-266, 267: Drafting in ADM / Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes" - send as email on/before Saturday January 30th
2) SOFTWARE Continue Open Plan software tutorial - Restore John Doe Project from CD - determine start date for activity 28 "FORM AND POUR SLABS OFFICE"
LOAD Elecosoft Powerproject by download & install the trial version from Elecosoft.com
You should then extend the trial period through the end of the semester: Open PP, click on request an extension,
and copy the request key into an email and send it to supportusa@elecosoft.com You must provide your Temple email with .EDU suffix.
Open Powerproject, Open project HOUSE, determine start date for activity 200 "Set Roof Trusses", email both dates to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com
on/before Monday February 3rd
4 03FEB21
Online class
Review Homework Assignments "Bake a Cake" - successful login and use of Elecosoft Powerproject - discussion on use of software - comparisons of software

Ch 17, 23
P3 Reference Manual pp 1-84 

LECTURE:
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: 1) ASSIGNMENT You will be sent by email Takehome Midterm #1 -- CPM Diagramming Rules and Computation - due February 11 - bring to class
2) SOFTWARE 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 Monday February 10th
5 10FEB21
Online class
 
Review Midterm #1 / Formally Announce Term Project  
LECTURE:
Introduction to PERT, SPERT, GERT
Ch 8
Introduction to PDM (Precedence Diagramming Method) System Ch 9, & 10
Introduction to RDM (Relationship Diagramming Method) System http://www.rdcpm.com/GAO/GAO.html 35:51 Ch 11 & 16
Demo - Pertmaster RDM functions - Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (Pertmaster) http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2015Videos/THU25.html 58:58  
HW: 1) ASSIGNMENT Hand draft a Network Two Person Team Project with DURs in RDM, convert to ADM, convert to PDM, convert to PERT
2) SOFTWARE REVIEW Phoenix Project Manager Open Phoenix, Open project "House Schedule", determine start date for activity <TBA>,
Deltek Open Plan software Open project CONSTR, determine start date of activity <TBA>,
Elecosoft Powerproject Open project SAMPLE01, determine start date for activity <TBA>,
Oracle P6 8.3 "in the cloud"Open project "Bridge Casino Project" b1ap.xer - determine start date for activity <TBA>
email dates for each software solution to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com by 16feb21
 
6 17FEB21
Online class
Review HW two person logic networks - Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems  
LECTURE:
Review of Modern Software: P3, Suretrak, P6, Pertmaster, MS Project, Open Plan, Phoenix, Asta PowerProject and others
Please review two lectures relating to use of Oracle P6 software -
- 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
Please review the lecture relating to the use of Microsoft Project software - often specified on smaller construction projects
Really Understanding Microsoft Project by Ron Winter (at CCC2015) http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2015Videos/THU23.html 71:45
review Ch 12
Specifying Constraints (SNET, FNLT, others) in ADM, PDM and RDM review Ch 7.8-9
Writing the Initial Narrative - Documenting your process of data collection, data entry, explaining initial reports review Ch 7.8-9
HW: 1) ASSIGNMENT using SOFTWARE: Revisit your two person logic network in PDM, enter to your choice of Phoenix, Deltek, Elecosoft, Oracle, then run and review calculated output, write your Narrative, and save as a PDF (please no Word docs,) and email to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com by 23feb21  
7 24FEB21
Online class
Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems  
LECTURE:
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, nb Ch 21.4
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: TBD - some exercise to update using software of choice  
  03MAR21
Online class
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK  
8 10MAR21
Online class
Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems - Discuss Term Project Interview #1  
LECTURE:
Evolution of the Project Plan and Schedule
Ch 18, 19 & 21
Intro to Risk Assessment and 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: 1) Solve for Intuitive and Computer Simulated Methods on Slide 444 - email to instructor at 3322@fplotnick.com by 15mar21
2) Update & Narrative Report Preparation / Term Project Interview #2
 
9 17MAR21
Online class
Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems  
The Specification & Engineer's Review http://fplotnick.com/EDUC/ABAFC/ABAFC415.html (77:34) Ch 29, 30, 31 & 24
Demo - Analysis of Initial CPM Submission
HW: tbd  
10 24MAR21
Online class
Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems  
Review for Takehome Midterm #2 -- CPM Diagramming Rules, Computation, Resource Allocation and Crashing
CPM and Cost Control http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2019Videos/CCC19WED14.html (63:18)
and http://constructioncpm.com/SessionCaptures/CCC13%20VIDEO/MON33.html (53:25)
Ch 21
Enterprise Scheduling http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2020Videos/CCC20TUE45.html (78:35)
and http://constructioncpm.com/SessionCaptures/CCC13%20VIDEO/TUE23.html (64:43)
Ch 22
HW: You will be sent by email Takehome Midterm #2 -- CPM Diagramming Rules, Computation, Analysis - due 31MAR20 - bring to class  
11 31MAR21
Online class
Review Midterm #2  
The Initial Schedule Submittal and Engineer's Review
http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/pspe24cpm2/pspe24cpm2.htm (~34min) forward to time 78:15 of this 112.55 minute recording (0:00 to 78:15 is repeat material previously presented)
Ch 24
Demo - Analysis of Initial CPM Submission - Please view http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TU/TU20CMT3322-12.html (41:03)  
HW: Narrative for Review of Initial CPM Submittal  
12 07APR21
Online class
Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems  
The Update & Engineer's Review - link to be posted Ch 25, 26 & 27
Demo - Analysis of Submitted CPM Update - http://www.fplotnick.com/EDUC/TU/TU20CMT3322-12b.html (38:37)  
HW: Integrate Interviews & Complete Term Project / Narrative for Update Review  
13 14APR21
Online class
Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems  
Claims of Delay and Disruption
http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2019Videos/CCC18FRI01.html (123:47)
http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2017Videos/FRI00.html (156:36)
http://www.fplotnick.com/constructioncpm/2015Videos/SAT00.html (108:04)
Ch 32, 33, 34 & 35
Demo - Analysis of Delay and Disruption  
HW: Complete Term Project  
14 21APR21
Online class
Term Projects Due - Review of Term Projects  
Overflow Ch 36
Review of Course -- Prep for Final  
  28APR21 Study Days  
FN 05MAY21 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