In this paper, presented at the 2009 PMI College of Scheduling Conference, PMA Consultants’s Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon addresses the methodology and logic behind the Graphical Path Method (GPM) and how the emergence of the GPM application will inevitably change the project management process going forward.
CPM (Critical Path Method) applications anchored on database-driven scheduling engines controlled via keyboard and mouse have been the dominant paradigm in project management. Database modeling of what is arguably a graphical application in akin to CAD – on like support until 3D Modeling/BIM pulls the plug. While CPM software vendors seem to be focused on complex scheduling engines, intuitive graphical user interfaces anchored on objectbase principles and gestural computing are progressing to where they are ignored at the user’s risk.
Authored by: Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon, PE, PMP, LEED AP
Originally published as a part of PMICOS 2009 Annual Conference