Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling by Murray B. WoolfFaster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling by Murray B. Woolf

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling

byMurray B. Woolf

Hardcover | April 10, 2007

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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


    Keeping Your Eye on the Donut: The Allure of the Project Schedule • Understanding the Scheduling Theater • Why Our Schedules Disappoint Our Customers • The Changing Style of Project Management o Creating a Penchant for Change: The New Scheduling Practice Paradigm • Introduction to Dilemma Control • Introduction to Momentology • Recap of New Concepts and Terminology • The Scheduling Practice and Faster Projects • Preserving Project Schedule Integrity: Anatomy of a Schedule • Working at Cross-Purposes • Execution Scheduling and Performance Control: Schedule Design • Schedule Development • Schedule Components • Performance Reporting • Performance Control • Epilogue: Creating Schedules They'll Actually Want to Use!

    Praise for Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling:

    “[A] very strong addition to our knowledge about construction contracting and project scheduling.” Matt Stevens, Author, Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day

    “This is a seminal work which will shape this industry for generations to come.” Keith Pickavance, Senior Vice President, Hill International

    “Momentum Management may well be the most practical and straight-forward concept devised to date.” Mike Hopkins, Vice President, Fluor,

    ”I felt that the subject matter and style were appropriate for any scheduler who has “been in the trenches” more than a couple of times. After twenty plus years of scheduling, I was pleased to find that I was not out in a foxhole by myself.” Ted Douglas, President, ACTPMA, LLC

    “I told my boss that we will need to purchase a copy for every scheduling person at Alpha, due to the technical and practical accuracy and clarity.” Chris Carson, Corporate Director of Project Controls, Alpha Corporation

    “I was glad to see this in print. Many people monitor a schedule strictly by float and don’t understand that there is so much more involved in the analysis of a schedule that just looking at float or even earned value. I would recommend this book to all of the classes that I teach.” Jeff Huneycutt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

    “I am just glad that I am not alone in the way I see the project controls business. I would like to buy a couple copies of the book for the staff to reads.” Craig Olsen, President, Scheduling Consultants, Ltd.

    “The book makes some very good points that the novice or even seasoned practitioner should read.” Keith Howard, Motorola Inc.

    “Just two weeks ago I was asked to recommend a quality book on scheduling practices. I suggested Murray's, even though the requestor doesn't work in construction. It's the book I turn to when I want to know the ‘right’ way to assemble and manage a schedule as well as the reasoning behind that practice. It also provides a candid look at the weaknesses of our current processes and recommendations for an improved path forward.” David Kaiser, President, Schedule Associates

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, ...
Title:Faster Construction Projects with CPM SchedulingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.3 × 7.5 × 1.17 inPublished:April 10, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071486607

ISBN - 13:9780071486606

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Table of Contents





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!