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CMGT 467 Techniques of Project Controls

WEEK DATE TOPIC READING DUE
1 02APR09 Introduction to Course Objectives -- Academic Considerations readings due before class
Introduction to Project Controls. Pre-CPM Techniques of Scheduling (Advantages and Limitations.) History of Computer-Aided Scheduling Systems. Ch 1, 2, 3 & 4
Information Acquisition for CPM Logic Ch 13, 14 & 15
HW: LOAD P3 software / Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes"
  09APR09 No Class - Passover 1st Sedar  
2 16APR09 Review Homework Assignment Ch 18.1-5
Diagramming using ADM (Arrow Diagramming Method) System Ch 5 & 6
Defining CPM Attributes Ch 7.1-5
Information Acquisition for Durations Ch 16
P3 Demo - Starting A New Project Ch 24.0-3
HW:  Data Entry to P3 / Network "Bake a Cake" or "Change Auto Brakes" with DURs
3 23APR09 Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems
Calculating CPM Attributes Ch 7.6-10
Solution by Matrix Method and Intuitive Method Ch 8
Solution by Computer Simulation Method Ch 8
P3 Demo - Diagnostics Ch 24.4 & 25.0-6
HW:  LOAD P5 software / Data Entry / Network Two Person Team Project Ch 12.3-4 & 24.10
4 30APR09 Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems
Introduction to PDM (Precedence Diagramming Method) System Ch 10 & 11
Introduction to Modern Software Ch 12 & 24
Understanding Variations in Modern Computer. Algorithms. Calendar Considerations and Differing Conventions. Special Rules and Differing Conventions for Multiple Calendars Ch 9
P5 Demo - Starting A New Project
HW:  Takehome Midterm #1 / P3/P5 Debugging Entered Data / Network Two Person Project in PDM
"02MAY09" Takehome Midterm #1 -- CPM Diagramming Rules and Computation
5 07MAY09 Review Midterm #1 / Formally Announce Term Project
Constraints. SNET, FNLT and others re Ch 9.8-9
Special Rules and Differing Conventions for Calculations using PDM Restraints Ch 17
Updating the CPM. Data Acquisition. Modifying the solution algorithm. Retained Logic vs. Progress Override. Ch 27 & 29
P3/P5 Demo - Report Preparation
HW: P3/P5 Update & Report Preparation / Network Two Person Project in RDM
6 14MAY09 Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems
Introduction to RDM (Relationship Diagramming Method) System Handout & Apdx C
Intro to Risk Assessment and Advance Concepts Ch 38
Pertmaster Demo - Data Entry for ADM, PDM & RDM logic networks
HW:  LOAD Pertmaster software / Data Entry / Term Project First Interview Notes
7 21MAY09 Review Homework Assignments and Class Problems
Resource Allocation - Leveling & Smoothing Ch 19 & 37
Reducing Project Durations - Crashing
Pertmaster Demo - Report Preparation
HW:  Takehome Midterm #2 / Term Project Second Interview Notes
"23MAY09" Takehome Midterm #2
8 28MAY09 Review Midterm #2
Converting the Team Plan to the Calculated Schedule Ch 25
P3/P5/Pertmaster Demo - Analysis of Initial CPM Submission
HW: Narrative for Initial CPM Submission / Term Project Third/Fourth Interview Notes
9 04JUN09 Review Homework Assignment and Class Problems
The Specification & Engineer's Review Ch 33, 26, 28 & 30
Claims of Delay and Disruption Ch 35 & 36
P3/P5/Pertmaster Demo - Analysis of CPM Update Submission
HW: Integrate Interviews & Complete Term Project / Narrative for Update Review
10 04JUN09 Term Projects Due - Review of Term Projects
Overflow
Review of Course -- Prep for Final
11 11JUN09 In-Class Final

Text: CPM in Construction Management, 6th Edition, James J. O'Brien and Fredric L. Plotnick, McGraw-Hill, 2006.   ISBN 0-07-145769-0

subject to revision -- currently under review