This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: Critical path method (CPM) scheduling is a step-by-step project management technique for planning that defines critical and non-critical tasks with the goal of preventing delays to a project. This course focuses on what a CPM schedule is, some of the basic terms and concepts related to CPM scheduling, and how to build and develop a baseline schedule.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I and II, but may also provide information and act as a good refresher for levels III and IV.
Target audience: This course is designed for construction field personnel, including new employees, technicians, inspectors, or others with little or no CPM scheduling experience. It’s also applicable to anyone that’s interested in learning more about CPM schedules.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Define CPM scheduling;
• List the components of a CPM schedule;
• Define and calculate forward pass, backward pass, and total float;
• Describe the elements and application of a baseline schedule; and
• Explain how to plan a schedule based on the CPM schedule.