Tony Woodrich, Administrative Controls Management, Inc.
This course introduces the concepts of Critical Path Method (CPM) for scheduling. This process is typically performed with Primavera or Microsoft Project software; however, students will develop a CPM network by hand to understand what the scheduling tools and computer applications are doing. Sample computer reports will be shown and discussed. A schedule has value if it is used. Progress collection and control will be explained so the schedule can become a “living” document reflecting actual progress, a history of what has been accomplished, and a road map to project completion. Implementing a Project Management Office (PMO) will be discussed, organization, Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs), and Resource Assignment Matrix (RAM) tools will be addressed to illustrate additional ways to help manage work scope and project teams.