Critical Path Analysis – Solved Example.

Arrow Diagram Method (ADM) and Precedence Diagram Method (PDM) are the two methodologies used to construct a project schedule network diagram. ADM uses Activity-on-Arrow (AOA) technique to construct the schedule network diagram where as PDM uses Activity-on-Node (AON). The schedule network analysis methodologies associated with these techniques respectively are Program Evaluation And Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Method. Read More

Project Schedule Analysis Using Critical Path Method (CPM)

Critical path of a logically structured project schedule network diagram specifies a list of activities that are in sequence and need utmost attention of the project manager and the project team. If any activity on the critical path is delayed it will delay the project completion date. Critical path signifies that all activities on the critical path must start and finish as per the schedule dates and no slippage are acceptable. Read More

Fundamentals of Project Planning and Scheduling

One of my smooth progressing engineering project was suddenly jolted by numerous emails and phone calls from the project sponsor asking the management to expedite activities at site. The project was going on quite smoothly as it had the best plan to back it up and we all hoped that things would go as planned but… Read More

20 Steps of Project Schedule Development Process – Part I

What is a Project Schedule?  Project Schedule is a list of activities that need to be performed in order to fulfill the project scope. This list is organised in a logical sequence, also called the schedule network logic. The list consists of activity duration, constraints, inter-dependencies among the various activities, activity lead and lag and… Read More

How to prepare an effective daily project execution plan?

Importance of planning: A project manager needs to plan all activities required to achieve project deliverable, latest project planning software’s are a handy tool and can accommodate a never-ending list of activities. At times a Project Manager is required to have better skills in handling information generated by these software rather than demonstrate his core… Read More