Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

by Murray B. Woolf

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A comprehensive review that gives you insight into the latest innovations in network-based project planning, scheduling, and control…saving you time and money on all construction projects.

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling contains a full explanation of the new and innovative Scheduling Practice Paradigm, and translates it into tangible steps you can use to create powerful project schedules designed to boost productivity on any job. Completely compatible with the Collaborative Model, the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides, commitment planning, execution scheduling, and comprehensive performance control.

Written in a friendly, conversational 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 change optimization processes for maximum project benefit
  • How to produce a project schedule, including logic development sessions
  • Helpful guidelines for performance recording
  • Hundreds of “tricks of the trade” from a 30-year Scheduling veteran

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071509220
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 03/13/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 456
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Murray B. Woolf, PMP, is president of the International Center for Scheduling, Inc. He founded ICS as his response to the number of challenges facing the Scheduling Practice in the United States and globally. ICS, although in its infancy, promises to change the face of the Scheduling Practice by providing coordinated support programs, products, and services to Scheduling Practitioners and their customers. Specifically, the ICS model includes education and training, job placement support, research, publications, credentialing, scheduling specifications software, objective quality scoring of schedules and scheduling programs, direct scheduling support, and consulting.

Mr. Woolf has more than 30 years of project management, project controls, training, consulting, and expert witness experience. He spent the bulk of his career providing project management and project controls services on over 125 projects worldwide, with combined value estimated at around $28 billion.

Mr. Woolf is a frequent lecturer and writer on Scheduling Practice topics, and is the inventor of numerous Scheduling Practice innovations, including Momentum Management and Dilemma Forecasting. He is a member and a vice president of the PMI College of Scheduling (CoS), and the first Managing Director of the Scheduling Excellence Initiative (a CoS endeavor to write best practice and guidelines for the Scheduling Practice).

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART 1: Keeping Your Eye on the Donut Chapter 1: The Allure of the Project Schedule Chapter 2: Understanding the Scheduling Theater Chapter 3: Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers Chapter 4: The Changing Style of Project Management Part 2: Creating a Penchant for Change Chapter 5: The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm: Specializations, Positions, Deliverables, and Roles Chapter 6: Introduction to Dilemma Control Chapter 7: Introduction to Momentology Chapter 8: Recap of New Concepts and Terminology Chapter 9: Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects Part 3: Preserving Project Schedule Integrity Chapter 10: Anatomy of a Schedule Chapter 11: Working at Cross-Purposes Part 4: Execution Scheduling and Performance Control Chapter 12: Concerning Schedule Design Chapter 13: Concerning Schedule Development Chapter 14: Schedule Components Chapter 15: Performance Recording Chapter 16: Performance Control Part 5: Epilogue Chapter 17: Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use! GLOSSARY INDEX

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Woolf distinguishes himself as arguably the foremost innovator and thinker of Scheduling Practice in the last 30 years. While easy reading and even humorous at times, his analyses of current practice was extremely candid and pragmatic. More importantly, his introduction of Momentology is nothing short of monumental and an exciting new may to manage projects. Momentology is profound, not just ¿another¿ approach such as Critical Chain. Indeed, I look forward to his new book on this subject.
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