Title: Critical Path Method training for facility managers

Authors: Cecilia L. Lopez, Sandra L. Weber, Jerald L. Rounds

Addresses: Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, Arizona State University, West Campus, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. ' Associate Professor of Construction, Arizona State University, USA. ' Professor of Construction Management, Arizona State University, USA

Abstract: A 24-contact-hour training program on the Critical Path Method (CPM) was designed, developed, and evaluated by an interdisciplinary team from a university for facility managers of two different manufacturing sites of a large corporation. The CPM Training Program is designed for administrators, project managers, and technical personnel who require skills in CPM to utilise sophisticated scheduling software for managing facilities| projects through effective resource tracking. A detailed description of the CPM Training Program is given. Training limitations and considerations are discussed, as are the general and specific benefits of training in CPM theory and of implementing CPM-based project management systems.

Keywords: critical path method; CPM training; project management; in-company training; construction industry; Prima Vera; project management software; university-industry collaboration; scheduling software.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1990.030348

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1990 Vol.1 No.1, pp.65 - 73

Published online: 15 Dec 2009 *

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