Critical Path Method Education/Software Training

PMSB provides education and training in the Critical Path Method and the use of industry-standard Critical Path Method software tools Oracle® P6 and Microsoft Project®. Coursework ranges from beginning CPM through advanced frag-net impact analysis.

Our energetic and results-based courses combine lecture, full-motion multimedia training aids, and hands-on workshops using the latest project management software. Our team is available for either on- or off-site training anywhere in the country. PMSB creates customized course outlines based on the client’s specific needs. A typical course can range from one to three days in length, and can be tailored to more robust or less intensive needs.

The Stubby Pencil

Calculating the CPM network with a pencil is simple. Unfortunately it is also extremely time consuming. The commercially available software tools are specifically designed to quickly (almost instantly) calculate the CPM network.

The old saying, "Garbage in equals garbage out (GIGO)," is very relevant when it comes to using the CPM software. If the information entered into the software is flawed, then the calculated Early Date, Late Date, and Total Float calculations will also be incorrect.

The CPM software also allows the team members to organize project activities in a variety of ways. By presenting the information in an efficient manner, the team members can more easily “see” the project from their perspective. For example the drywall contractor may wish to see his activities in relation to the painter, by floor and area, with all other trades activities removed from the view.

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Training clients include:

AMD Manufacturing Plant

Austin TX

BGE, Nuclear Power Plant/Nuclear Outage Management Division

Calvert Cliffs, MD

Balfour-Beatty Construction

Fairfax , VA

Davis Construction Company

Rockville , MD

Centex Construction Company

Fairfax , VA

Cherry Hill Corp

Baltimore , MD

Facchina Construction Company, Inc.

Forrestville , MD

Federal Paper Company

Wilmington , NC

Flippo Construction

Forestville , MD

The Clark Construction Group

Bethesda , MD

The George Hyman Company

Bethesda , MD

Howard County Public Schools

Howard County , MD

Kvaerner Environmental

Baltimore , MD

Marriott Corporation

Bethesda , MD

Chicago , IL

Maryland Environmental Service

Fort Detrick, MD

M.C. Dean, Incorporated

Chantilly , VA

NASA Goddard Space Center

Greenbelt , MD

Pool & Kent

Baltimore , MD

Reynolds Metal

Richmond , VA

Shirley Contracting Corp.

Lorton , VA

Simplex Time Recorder

Gardner , MA

Temple University , Professional Development Center

Philadelphia , PA

Turner Construction

Patuxent River , MD

United States Army Corps of Engineers (ORH)

Huntington , WV

US Naval Academy ROICC office

Annapolis , MD

US Navy, Quantico Marine Base

Quantico , VA

Virginia Dept.of Transp. & Constr. Mgmt. Institute of Va. Technical Inst.

Leesburg , VA

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co

Baltimore , MD

There is a Method to This

We can help your organization implement effective use of the Critical Path Method. We can facilitate the development of CPM schedules for a specific program or project, and we can help your organization become proficient in the science and art of effective CPM scheduling.

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