Construction CPM Conference 2019 – Schedule Logic in Microsoft Project

Click Here to view the screen and audio capture of my presentation (on BPC Logic Filter) at the 2019 Construction CPM Conference.  Fred Plotnick (the Conference organizer) is kind enough to host the content on his server.

Most of this will be familiar to those who’ve already seen one of my presentations on BPC Logic Filter, but the questions and answers beginning at about minute 59:00 are new.

Video – Find the Driving Path for Key Milestones in Microsoft Project using BPC Logic Filter

In the presence of Deadlines, Constraints, variable Calendars, and resource leveling, Total Slack becomes unreliable as an indicator of the Critical Path (or of nearness to the Critical Path).  In addition, many projects include Key Completion Milestones that occur long before the final scheduled activity of the project, so a Longest-Path approach doesn’t apply.  For these projects, I use the Task Logic Tracer to find the Driving Path and Near-Driving Paths of each Key Completion Milestone.

Video – Analyze the Near-Longest Paths in Microsoft Project using BPC Logic Filter

In the presence of Deadlines, Constraints, variable Calendars, and resource leveling, Total Slack becomes unreliable as an indicator of the Critical Path (or of nearness to the Critical Path).  For projects where the project completion is designated by the last task in the schedule, I use the Near Longest Path Filter to keep an eye on next week’s concerns….

See also a related blog entry: Tracing Near Longest Paths with BPC Logic Filter

Video – Find the Longest Path in Microsoft Project Using BPC Logic Filter

In the presence of Deadlines, Constraints, variable Calendars, and resource leveling, Total Slack becomes unreliable as an indicator of the Critical Path.  For projects where the project completion is designated by the last task in the schedule, I use the Longest Path Filter to identify the Critical Path….

For more information and some background, have a look at this entry:  What is the Longest Path in a Project Schedule

Video – Using BPC Logic Filter to Analyze Resource-Leveled Critical Path

Here’s another video of BPC Logic Filter in action – this time revisiting the themes of  previous blog entry:https://www.boyleprojectconsulting.com/TomsBlog/2016/03/31/the-resource-constrained-critical-path-logic-analysis-of-resource-leveled-schedules-ms-project-part-2/