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The University of Michigan Construction Industry Alliance Program (UMCIAP) kicked off in September 2012. As members of the program, PMA Consultants (PMA) provided graduate students and faculty from the university’s Tishman Construction Management Program the opportunity to work with its project managers and expert schedulers to solve practice-oriented problems and to apply knowledge and technologies on real construction projects.

As part of their commitment, PMA introduced NetPoint, PMA Technologies’ Graphical Path Method® (GPM)-based software to participants; the software received tremendous feedback from faculty and students. As a result, PMA announced it will grant more extensive access to NetPoint, which will include academic licenses to faculty and graduate assistants, computer lab setups, and extended trial versions for students.

The University of Michigan joins the list of select universities in offering NetPoint as part of its curriculum. Other universities to offer courses in NetPoint include the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Northwestern University.

PMA also announces that for the first time, a Michigan graduate student, Sayali Kolte, attended an annual NetPoint User Conference in New Orleans for an intense one-day conference and training. Sayali’s perspective was appreciated among the group of industry scheduling practitioners saying, “NetPoint is a very powerful way of communicating your plan…GPM has a more realistic approach to scheduling, and I believe that in the near future, every company would use this approach.”

PMA will continue its participation in UMCIAP to ensure that the next generation of engineers, schedulers, and project managers stays ahead of the game.

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PMA Technologies is a unique fusion of PM practitioners along with software developers and designers. We are passionate about channeling our intellectual innovation into real and practical solutions to improve the world of project management. We actively develop NetPoint®, a collaborative planning and scheduling app, and NetRisk™, a schedule risk analysis addition for NetPoint. Both NetPoint and NetRisk are powered by GPM®, a flexible scheduling algorithm that enables real-time feedback and offers new opportunities in schedule optimization.

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