The Dynamic Progress Method


Recent computer-based tools for project planning and management focus on user-friendliness and interconnectivity. However, these programs function on the Critical Path Method, or CPM, which was created in the 1950s. These programs, which involve simplistic models and methods, ignore the fact that the underlying computations on which they function have become woefully inadequate for the complex projects of today.

The product of nearly a decade of work, The Dynamic Progress Method: Using Advanced Simulation to Improve Project Planning and Management provides an overview of the research conducted while illustrating some of the issues with current approaches. It presents the Dynamic Progress Method (DPM), an innovative simulation-based approach to project management. It also includes instructions on how to use the accompanying DPM-based simulation tool pmBLOX to plan, manage, and analyze projects.

This groundbreaking book is a must-have resource for project planning and management. It introduces a new and better way of planning, estimating, and managing projects that corrects some of the fundamental flaws of the CPM. It brings the computational integrity of planning simulations up to speed with modern needs, making it useful not only to current project managers but also to students who will become project managers.

* Brings the power of advanced simulation techniques into the world of project management
* Introduces the revolutionary Dynamic Progress Method (DPM), a modern approach to project planning that replaces the current method that was invented in the 1950s
* Aids project managers in eradicating costly discrepancies and forecasting errors from project plans
* Provides a DPM-based simulation tool called pmBLOX, including operational instructions
* Includes hands-on exercises to help with understanding the new techniques


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