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Why ENCE 606

Project success is heavily dependent on mastering the basics of project scheduling and the various scheduling approaches that are currently being used in the design and construction industry. Project planning techniques and basic scheduling methods are covered including the use of bar charts, the Critical Path Method (CPM), Program Evaluation and Review (PERT), and Linear Scheduling (Line of Balance) methods as well as basic scheduling calculations and network development methods. Learn how to create, calculate, update and revise schedules. In addition, you will be introduced to basic concepts of the contractual, managerial and legal aspects of project scheduling.

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

Topics

History of scheduling

Learn the difference between various scheduling approaches and how the industry has evolved to CPM scheduling.

Development of Network/Legal Significance & Scheduling Contract Clauses

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

Schedule & advanced scheduling calculations

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

Schedule analysis methods

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

Updates & revisions

Learn how to create, calculate, update and revise schedules.

Schedule reports & graphics

Learn how to create schedules for projects that meet basic criteria.

Book*

Schedule

Offered Next: Summer, Summer Online*
Week 1Course Introduction/History of SchedulingWeek 2Development of the Network/Legal SignificanceWeek 3Schedule Calculations (CPM)Week 4Schedule CalculationsWeek 5Advanced Scheduling Calculations (splitting)Week 6Schedule Analysis Methods Part 1Week 7Scheduling Contract ClausesWeek 8Schedule Analysis Methods Part 2Week 9Line of Balance Scheduling / linear schedulingWeek 10Updates & revisionsWeek 11Schedule Reports and GraphicsWeek 12Final Exam


*All course content, including schedule, topics, and books are subject to change semester-to-semester. 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.