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CO 360 Critical Path Analysis
Wolfe, Kristy L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CO 360 Critical Path Analysis

Semester

S1OO 2006 WO

Faculty

Wolfe, Kristy L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science in Construction
Master of Science in Engineering Management

Daytime Phone

573-337-1667

E-Mail

Kristy.Wolfe@park.edu

wolfek@umr.edu

Semester Dates

January 9, 2006 - March 5, 2006

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30PM

Prerequisites

CO 235

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
O'Brien, James J./Plotnick, Fredric L. (2006).  CPM in Construction Management (Sixth Edition).  McGraw-Hill Publishers.


Course Description:
Study of planning and control of a schedule by network techniques  including the time cost analysis of CPM scheduling for application on  construction projects, job shop scheduling, and related problems.   Prerequisite: CO235. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I will use lectures, readings, quizzes, exams, and a project to determine student understanding of the material.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. (1)  Understand the use of CPM for scheduling projects.
  2. (2)  Display projects by the use of network diagrams that depict the sequence and interrelationship of all components of that project.
  3. (3)  Manipulation of the network to determine the best overall program.
  4. (4)  Comparison of CPM with PERT and Gantt Charts.
Class Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to present assigned problems to the rest of the class.  Homework will be collected and graded.  Problems must be legible, well organized and done in a logical, professional manner (no torn edges on paper).  Poorly done homework will receive a much reduced grade.  Students must take all quizzes, the test, and complete the project.  

90-100     A
80-89      B
70-79      C
60-69      D
< 60       F

Grading:
The final grade will be based on the following breakdown
Class Participation 5%
Homework 15%
Quizzes 20%
Project (Including Presentation)20%
Mid-Term 20%
Final 20%
TOTAL 100%  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not accepted unless coordinated ahead of time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be professional and complete work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
SESSION/DATE SUBJECT        ASSIGNMENT
Week 1/Jan 11 Introduction        Chapters 1-4
Course Overview         HW #1 Assigned
Basics of CPM
Network Construction
Assign Project

Week 2/Jan 18 Calculating Event Times Chapters 5-7
Calculating Act Times QUIZ #1
Computers and CPM Turn-in HW #1
HW #2 Assigned

Week 3/Jan 25 Additional CPM Tools Chapters 8-10,& 12
Precedence Network QUIZ #2
Precedence Diagramming Turn-in HW #2
HW #3 Assigned

Week 4/Feb 1 Mid-Term (Weeks 2-4) Computer Time
Turn-in HW #3

Week 5/Feb 8    Computers and CPM Microsoft Project
Primavera               HW #4 Assigned


Week 6/Feb 15 Procurement Chapters 13-16
Preparing a CPM QUIZ #3
Turn-in HW #4

Week 7/Feb 22 Monitoring Proj ProgressChap 17, 18, 21, 22
CPM and Cost Control QUIZ #4

Week 8/Mar 1 Project Presentations
Final Exam (Weeks 5-7)



Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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