Book: Faster Constr Projects with CPM Scheduling [Hardcover]

     

FASTER Construction Projects
with CPM Scheduling:[Hardcover]

Complete your construction projects faster ... using the latest concepts in Performance Control.

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling is a comprehensive review that gives you insight into the latest innovations in network-based Project Time Management for the Construction Industry. Learn how to save time and money with better Project Execution methods.

 

  You will find a full explanation of the new Scheduling Practive Paradigm, translated into tangible steps that you can use to create powerful Project Execution Strategies (Project Schedules) designed to boost productivity on any job.  
 

Completely compatible with the Cognitive Project Management model (previously known as Collaborative Project Management), the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides Commitment Planning, Execution Scheduling, and comprehensive Performance Control.

   
 

Written in a friendly, converational style, this ultimate guide explains:

  • The new Scheduling Practice Paradigm: terminology, specialties, roles, and deliverables
  • How Dilemma Forecasting can help you predict delays before they occur
  • How to use Momentology processes for maximum project benefit
  • How to produce a Project Schedule, including Logic Development Sessions
  • All about Performance Control
  • Hundreds of "tricks of the trade" for Schedule Design and Schedule Development
 
 

 ABRIDGED TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: KEEPING YOUR EYE ON THE DOUGHNUT

Chapter 1: The Allure of the Project Schedule

  • The Success of a Project Schedule Depends on Many Factors
  • The Automated Project Schedule Offers These Strengths

Chapter 2: Understanding the Scheduling Theater

  • The Stage: The Environment in Which Construction Takes Place
  • The Actors and Audience: Understanding their Roles
  • The Script: The Project Schedule's Many Uses

Chapter 3: Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers

  • Customer Dissatisfaction Reason #1: The Terminology Quagmire
  • Customer Dissatisfaction Reason #2: Not Serving Our Customers
  • Customer Dissatisfaction Reason #3: Outdated Products and Services

Chapter 4: The Changing Style of Project Management

  • Project Management Paradigm Shift
  • Characteristics of Project Management Paradigm Shift
  • Implications for Modified Scheduling Methods

PART II: A PENCHANT FOR CHANGE

Chapter 5: The New Scheduling Practice ?Paradigm: Specializations, Positions, Deliverables, and Roles

  • Describing the Quagmire
  • We Can't Fix What We Don't Acknowledge
  • What is Planning?
  • What is Scheduling?
  • Defining the Scheduling Practice

Chapter 6: Introduction to Dilemma Forecasting

  • Risk Management and Its Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Dilemma Control, a New Project Management Methodology

Chapter 7: Introduction to Momentology

  • Brief History of Momentology
  • Overview of Momentum Theory
  • Overview of Momentum Science
  • Momentum Science: A New Set of Performance Measurements
  • Overview of Applied Momentum
  • Final Thoughts on Momentology

Chapter 8: Recap of New Concepts and Terminology

  • Before We Go Any Further
  • The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm
  • Dilemma Forecasting
  • Momentology
  • Momentum Theory
  • Momentum Science
  • Applied Momentum

Chapter 9: Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects

  • Commitment Planning
  • Execution Scheduling
  • Performance Control

PART III: PRESERVING PROJECT SCHEDULE INTEGRITY

Chapter 10: Anatomy of a Schedule

  • Anatomy of an Activity
  • Anatomy of a Relationship
  • The ADM-PDM Battleground

Chapter 11: Working at Cross-Purposes

  • Potentially Harmful Scheduling Practices
  • Competing Project Controls
  • The Benefits and Limitations of Earned Value (EVMS)
  • The Benefits and Limitations of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
  • Flawed Definitions

PART IV: EXECUTION SCHEDULING AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL

Chapter 12: Concerning Schedule Design

  • Purpose and Overall Process of Schedule Design
  • Schedule Design Summit
  • Special Considerations

Chapter 13: Concerning Schedule Development

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Logic Development Session

Chapter 14: Schedule Components

  • Elemental Components of the Execution Schedule
  • Powerful Software Settings
  • Automated Schedule Calendars
  • Weather
  • Priority-Emphasis Alignment
  • Date Constraints
  • All about Float

Chapter 15: Performance Recording

  • Performance Recording Issues
  • Schedule Revisions
  • Schedule Performance Analysis

Chapter 16: Performance Control

  • Performance Control, the Ultimate Objective
  • Using the Project Schedule to Understand
  • Using the Project Schedule to Communicate
  • The Element of Surprise

PART V: EPILOGUE

Chapter 17: Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use!

  • Top Ten Techniques for Sabotaging Your Scheduling Efforts
  • Chapter-by-Chapter Summary of the Book's Essential Comments

Glossary

Index

 

 

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