The limitations of CPM for linear projects
CPM scheduling proves inadequate for linear projects due to its inability to accurately represent the repetitive nature of activities, resource continuity, and work locations. However, Tactplan offers a solution by converting Gantt charts to Line of Balance (Flowline), addressing these limitations and enabling seamless scheduling for linear construction in infrastructure work.
While CPM has been used on countless projects, it has been found insufficient when scheduling linear projects. Linear projects are those that have repetitive activities.
Infrastructure work such as road projects, tunnels, and pipelines are physically linear projects that have the same operations repeated at each station. High-rise buildings have the same activities occurring on each floor.
The inability of CPM to accurately model the repetitive nature of linear construction include:
- The arbitrary division of repetitive activities from location to location
- The inability to schedule the continuity of resources
- The large number of activities necessary to represent a repetitive or linear project in a CPM schedule
- Activity rates of progress not indicated
- A CPM schedule not accurately reflecting actual conditions
- A CPM schedule not providing any information on where on the project site the work is currently being performed.
Tactplan provides a solution to address the challenges encountered in CPM scheduling. By utilizing Tactplan, you have the ability to transform your Gantt chart into a Line of Balance (Flowline). With the implementation of Tactplan, there is no need to disrupt continuous or repetitive activities arbitrarily. It ensures the seamless continuity of resources, allowing for easy determination of the work in progress location on any given day based on the schedule.
Harness the Potential of Location Based Scheduling with Tactplan
Tactplan presents a breakthrough solution to the limitations of CPM scheduling, allowing you to seamlessly convert your Gantt Schedule to a Line of Balance (Flowline). With Tactplan, say goodbye to arbitrary interruptions in continuous or repetitive activities, as resource continuity is maintained, and the progress location on any given day is easily discerned from the schedule. Embrace the immense potential of Location-Based Scheduling and unlock heightened efficiency, cost savings, environmental sustainability, and proactive issue identification. Take the crucial first step towards success by integrating Location-Based Scheduling into your projects today while our dedicated team stands ready to support your success.
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Kristian Birch Pedersen
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M.Sc. (CivEng), Master of IT, PhD
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