CO360 Critical Path Analysis

for S2OO 2008

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CO 360


S2OO 2008 WO


Lloyd, Glenn D.


Adjunct faculty


BS Civil Engineering University of Connecticut 1970
MS Civil Engineeering University of Wyoming 1977

Office Location

Rolla Missouri

Office Hours

Schedule via email or phone

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

573-368-3516 (home, leave message on machine)


Semester Dates

March 17 to May 10, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM



Credit Hours


Meridith & Mantel (2006) Project Management / A Managerial Approach (7th ed).  John Wiley & Sons.

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Course Description:
Basic construction management functions: prepration of work schedules, requests for progress payments, evaluation of atlternative methods of construction and equipemtn usage.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Give a person a fish they eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he can feed himself forever !

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a use of CPM for scheduling projects.
  2. Display projects by use of network diagrams that depict sequence and interralationship of all componenets of that project
  3. Manipulation of the network to determine best overall program.
  4. Crashing of networks.
  5. Comparison of CPM with PERT and Gantt Charts.
Class Assessment:
A.  Discussion
B.  Lecture
C.  Homework
D.  Quizzes
E.  Case study
F.  Examination and critique


Final Examination              350 points
Quizzes                             250 points 
Homework                         240 points
Case study                        160 points
TOTAL                           1000 points 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

late home work is accepted but points are duducted. no homework is accepted after the 7th class
Case study consists of both a in class presentation and a turned in written project.
(Failure to do a passing case study will result in an nutomatic class failure).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones msut be turned off ring, they can be on vibrate. Standard Fort Leonard Wood class room rules apply.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Reading assignment
Q = question
P = Problems
1 Chapter 1,2,3
CH 1 : Q 2,4,5
CH 2:  P 1,9,11
CH 3:  Q 2,5,6
no quiz
2 Chapters 4,5,7
CH 4: Q 5,9,11
CH 5: Q 4,8,10
CH 7: Q 2.6.7 & P: 5,6


Quiz 1

Chapters 8
(introduce case study)
CH 8: P: 4,6,8,9,10,12,14,15,22,24,28 Quiz 2
4 Chapter 9

CH 9: 2,3,4,10,11,12,13,(do 13 as a bar chart assume you only have one each w,x,y per period)


Quiz 3
5 Chapter 10, 11
CH 10 P: 2,3,5,7,9
CH 11: P: 1,3,4,6,7,8


Qiuiz 4
6 Chapter 6,12,13
CH 6:   Q 2,4,6
CH 12: Q 2,5,9
CH 13: Q 1,4,7


Quiz 5
7 Case study presentation

Present case studies

review for final

Quiz 6 (review in class)
8 Final exam

All previous assignments
Two part test
Part 1 questions (closed book)
Part 2 problems open book 

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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