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Why ENCE 623

Learn the importance and interrelationship of all the components of scheduling and become fluent in CPM Scheduling terminology and advanced algorithms. In addition, become proficient in the analysis of project schedules and advanced topics such as concurrency and become proficient in the application of legal theory in complex contract disputes involving schedules and time related claims.

ProfessorKenneth O’Connell, PhD, PEKenneth O’Connell, PhD, PEStats Credits 3 Offered Next* Summer, Summer Online Prequisite Permission

Topics

Legal significance & scheduling contract clauses

Introduction to basic concepts of the contractual, managerial and legal aspects of project scheduling.

Scheduling Calculations using Advanced Logic

Learn how to perform advanced network calculations including the forward and backward passes.

Schedule analysis methods

Learn the basics and advanced applications of scheduling methodologies including Gantt Charts, Line-of-Balance and Linear Scheduling.

Standards of proof for delay claims

Learn the different methods used to analyze complex delay situations.

Book*

Schedule

Offered Next: Summer, Summer Online*
Week 1Review of Basic Scheduling and Course IntroductionWeek 2Legal Significance of SchedulingWeek 3Advanced Schedule CalculationsWeek 4Legal primer - schedule delayWeek 5Advanced Scheduling Calculations
  • Linear scheduling
Week 6Schedule/Delay Analysis Part 1Week 7Scheduling Contract ClausesWeek 8Schedule Analysis Methods Part 2Week 9Standards of Proof for Delay Claims
  • Summary Part 1
Week 10Standards of Proof for Delay Claims
  • Summary Part 2
Week 11Project PresentationsWeek 12Final Exam


*All course content, including schedule, topics, and books are subject to change semester-to-semester. Course costs are dependent on students' individual situations, including but not limited to, online vs on-campus enrollment, in-state vs out-of-state enrollment, and scholarships. Not all books on this page may be required readings and additional readings may be assigned. Please check the UMD Schedule of Classes for most up to date semester offerings. Instructors give students specific semester details once they are enrolled.