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Construction Crew Supervision by Karl F. Schmid

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APPENDIX: A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)

Basic CPM is divided into three distinct phases:

image   Phase I develops a “network model” of sequential relationships from the activities that make up the project. The proper visualization and construction of this network model is the most basic and important step and probably the most difficult part of CPM.

image   Phase II develops information useful for control. From it, a schedule may be presented or easily converted into a bar chart. When your CPM network is completed, you get a chain ...

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