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Critical Path Method (CPM)

Project management superheroes, The Critical Path Method (CPM) is a project management tool that is used for the purpose of tracking time on a project.

R 250


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1 Hours Learning Content
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  • Description

    Project Managers need to track projects in many aspects to ensure that their project is a success, of course TIME is paramount. The Critical Path Method (CPM) is a project management tool that is used for the purpose of tracking time on a project. A solid knowledge and knowhow of the construction of the CPM is a must for all project Managers be it Waterfall or Agile methodology. 

    The CPM is of course the foundation of the Schedule Base Line having the ability to construct the CPM is a must for all Project Managers. Of the probability of the Schedule Base Line changing in the project is high. As a Project Manager you will need to be on top of these changes and be skilled to make them.
    Having the ability and skill and of course the background knowledge of the CPM it will keep you in control of this Base Line and of course the success probability of the project on the high side.

    Here is exactly what we cover in this course:

    Delegates will learn the following with regards to the Critical Path Method (CPM):

    • Construct  the Schedule Plan
      • The activities will be in hours or days
      • Work starts at what time each day
      • What time is a work day
      • What is a work day what is not
      • What is the weekend
      • Who controls the schedule
      • When will updates be made
    • Defining activities
      • Use of the Scope
      • Use of the WBS
      • Use Subject Matter experts (SME’s)
    • Sequencing of the activities
      • Understanding the precedence table
    • Activities
    • Preceding activities
    • Durations
    • Recourses
    • Understanding the Node
    • Early Start 
    • Late Start
    • Early Finish
    • Late Finish
    • Float/Slack
    • Estimation of durations
    • Completing the Forward Pass
    • Completing the Backward Pass
    • Finding the Critical Path/s
    • Developing the Gantt Chart

    Delegates will learn the following with regard to the Critical Path Method (CPM):

    • How to development  of the Schedule Plan
    • How to define activities
    • How to sequencing activities
    • Understand a Precedence Table
    • How to estimating duration
    • How to develop CPM
    • How to develop the Gantt Chart

    Apply for PDU’s on completion of the course.

  • Course Curriculum

    • CPM
      • Part 1
      • Part 2
      • Course Notes