By Christopher Carson PMP PSP DRMP PhD, Peter Oakander, Craig Relyea
The current version, an SEI collaboration with the PMI Scheduling neighborhood of perform, presents readers with a reference consultant that's like having an skilled scheduling expert at hand.
The ebook itself is specified by a fashion that follows the levels of establishing a undertaking agenda: from undertaking making plans to undertaking definition and time table layout, to improvement, upkeep, and utilization of the time table.
each one of those six sections, from making plans via utilization, is damaged up into separate different types for specific dialogue and for simple reference:
Definition defining the subject term
function setting up why the subject is utilized in the making plans and scheduling process
Default stipulations setting up the stipulations less than which the subject is used and implemented
top Practices constructing how the subject is used, the appliance techniques, and methods the subject is used, together with reviews of a number of the practices
instructed Practices developing most popular software or imple
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Interface Event—Networks can be subdivided into smaller processing units, called sub-networks. Interface events denote points in time at which activities in different sub-networks are dependent on each other. Manufacture Part Make Up Component 2 E3 3 4 Make Up Component 1 3 START E1 END Prepare Site 4 E2 Build Section 1 Build Section 2 6 Figure 2-1: E4 5 E5 Example arrow network of net 1 34 Build Section 3 1 Build Section 4 5 E6 Build Roof 2 E7 Precedence Diagrams Precedence diagrams use boxes to represent the basic network elements, or the activity.
Activities displayed on a Gantt chart should always reflect the activity description, duration, and start and finish dates. While allowed, Gantt charts are not the correct tool to use to show logic or relationships. Reflecting this data on a Gantt chart generally makes it too complex to understand. The Gantt charts should be developed in accordance with the requirements of the target audience/readership and will factor in their likes and dislikes. The use of well-constructed code fields and other tools can be very helpful in the creation of well-received and constructed Gantt charts.
A dependency is shown in a precedence network diagram as a line. In the precedence diagram (Figure 2-16), the dependencies show that Build Section 4 is logically after Build Section 2, and that Manufacture Part A, Build Section 1 and Build Section 2, can all be worked at the same time, but cannot start until Prepare Site is complete. , as shown in Figure 2-17. Tasks have durations giving the period of time required to perform the task, and may have descriptive data attached to them. Links or dependencies in precedence networks are more flexible than events in arrow networks.
CPM scheduling for construction : best practices and guidelines by Christopher Carson PMP PSP DRMP PhD, Peter Oakander, Craig Relyea