Construction Project Management by Precedence Diagram Method

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Course Description

Project Management by Precedence Diagramming Method Course is a follow up workshop to the Construction Project Management Fundamentals Construction Project Cost and Schedule Management course.

Moreover, this course was developed in compliance with DPWH’s Department Order No. 133 Series of 2015 – Adoption of Precedence Diagram Method as Project Scheduling Technique in all DPWH’s projects.

In this 2-day workshop, you will gain the knowledge to effectively plan, monitor and control your project schedule using the various scheduling techniques with a focus on Precedence Diagramming Method.

After the training, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Project Management, Project Lifecycle and Knowledge Areas
  • Understand the Processes in schedule development
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure and identify work deliverables
  • Explain the major differences between Critical Path Method and Critical Chain Method
  • Develop a schedule network using Precedence Diagramming Method
  • Analyze the total project duration using Forward Pass and Backward Pass
  • Identify the critical path and activity floats on the schedule
  • Gain an understanding of schedule forecasting using Earned Value Analysis

Course Outline:

  • What is a Project
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Project Management Processes
  • How to be a Project Manager?
  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Develop Schedule
  • Control Schedule
  • PMI’s standard on Scheduling
  • Decomposition
  • Project Deliverables
  • Work Packages
  • Structuring and Coding
  • PMI’s standard on WBS
  • Uses of Gantt Chart
  • Elements Gantt Chart
  • How to develop a Gantt Chart
  • AOA notations
  • Forward Pass
  • Backward Pass
  • Critical Path
  • PDM notations
  • Activity Relationship Types
  • Lead and Lag
  • Forward Pass
  • Backward Pass
  • PDM calculations
  • Critical Path
  • Total Float
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of PDM
  • Three Time Duration
  • Expected Duration
  • Statistics in PERT
  • Earned Value Analysis

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for Project Managers | Project Engineers | Architects | Project Team Leaders | Project Planning Engineers | Project Management Professionals | Project Cost Estimator | Project Scheduler | Project Superintendents | Site Engineers | Project Owners| Construction Professionals




J3 Trainers and Consultant Inc. is a PRC accredited CPD Provider and all our training is under the Self-directed and/or Lifelong Learning to earn CPD credit units which shall be personally applied by the participant at the PRC with necessary supporting documents (Notarized Application Form for Crediting Self-Directed and/or Lifelong Learning, Training Certificate and Training Program which will be issued to all who successfully completed our training course). To know more about this process, please read PRC MEMO: Guidelines in the processing of Application under Self-Directed learning.

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