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(PS-3293) Lessons Learned on Integrating a Linear Schedule with the CPM Schedule

Level: Basic
Venue: 2019 AACE International Conference & Expo, June 16-19, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: “How does Linear Scheduling Method work? Can it be effectively used in conjunction with Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling?” The standard Gantt chart and long list of activities are not clearly understood by many project team members and do not clearly depict the plan to achieve key milestones. This paper covers the lessons learned while importing the traditional CPM schedule with the linear schedule on a large multi-year design-build project.

Whether used by a scheduler or a project team member, linear scheduling is a powerful tool for all members to grasp a mega-project schedule’s location versus time correlation. It also excels in communicating expected production rates in a single page document. This paper uses examples from a transportation project to identify lessons learned from a pre-bid analysis. The reader can learn how a single page linear schedule can properly represent the full project scope and is worthwhile to pinpoint schedule issues and flaws.