Tweaking the Scheduling Paradigm (The time of discontent with CPM is past)

Tweaking the Scheduling Paradigm

Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon presents ten key aspects of the graphical path method (GPM) of project planning and scheduling that represent emerging, or improve on existing, best practices that will change the project/program/portfolio management landscape as we know it. The principles provide a credible way forward for those practitioners who agree with the premise that “the current state of scheduling practices is wasteful,” not to mention with the tenet of the ENR story on 05/26/2003, where O’Brien, Plotnick, Wickwire, & Ockman lamented that “Critics Can’t Find the Logic in Many of Today’s CPM Schedules.”

Presented by: Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon, PE, PMP, LEED AP – PMA Technologies

Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon is the founder of PMA, a diversified project management firm with 12 offices and 200 professionals across the US. Since 2000, PMA has ranked among the top 50 Program Management firms and Construction Management-for-Fee firms in the US by Engineering News-Record.

Dr. Gui’s 40-year career is still going strong. He is as comfortable in the world of mega projects as he is inventing methods that offer the power of project management to the common person. Dr. Gui is the creator of GPM® planning and scheduling, which has garnered three US Patents. He earned his MS and PhD in civil engineering at the University of Michigan and served as adjunct professor in UM’s graduate Construction Engineering & Management program from 1973-1989.