Building a Successful CPM Schedule (Seminar No. 15-1)
The scheduling software programs available today are extremely powerful. Yet many CPM schedules are destined for failure for very simple reasons. Just as Microsoft Word will not make someone a best-selling author, programs like Primavera P6 are wasted on inexperienced schedulers who lack fundamental scheduling skills.
Participants in our Primavera P6 classes learn about the proper way to build a CPM schedule. Now these techniques are available in a separate forum.
This is a live 60-minute seminar followed by a Q&A session with the instructor. Upcoming seminar times and dates can be found here. The seminar will be recorded and made available to all participants for review.
Who should attend: anyone new to the scheduling profession as well as seasoned professionals who have never built a CPM schedule “from scratch”. If you have never built a schedule yourself without assistance, this seminar is for you!
What you will learn: in this seminar you will learn:
- How to interpret scheduling specifications
- The building blocks of a successful CPM schedule
- Why decimal places matter in activity durations
- Default settings in Primavera P6 and which ones to use
- Why the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is important
- How to account for normal weather in the CPM schedule
- Why the CPM schedule is not an instruction manual
Pricing: the fee for this seminar is $100. Each additional participant from the same company pays just $75.
When: click here to see dates and times for upcoming seminars.
Meet the instructor: Bill Pepoon, Managing Partner of Construction Science, LLC, has been actively engaged as a scheduling and claims consultant to the construction industry for 33 years. Mr. Pepoon’s experience as a scheduler spans proprietary software running on mainframe computers to the latest generation of desktop programs such as Primavera P3, SureTrak and P6. He is one of the preeminent scheduling experts in the United States.
Since 1983 Mr. Pepoon has created more than 600 baseline schedules and performed more than 5,000 periodic updates on projects ranging from a few million to several billion dollars. Notable assignments include the World Trade Center in New York City, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Hong Kong International Airport.
Mr. Pepoon earned his B.S. in Construction Science from Kansas State University and his M.S. in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds a graduate certificate in Project Management from NJIT.
In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Pepoon teaches Primavera P6 classes online and in-person several times a month. Please visit Primavera Scheduling to learn more about these classes.