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GPM® Technology

GPM is a networking technique that offers the simplest possible scheme of thought to create and optimize a project schedule in the shortest possible time.  Innovative ideas are as follows:

1)

GPM relies on interactive graphics that enable the visual display of planning objects (depicting the evolving schedule) as an intrinsic part of planning.  The technology is comprised of an objectbase graphical user interface, which obviates the need for databases and scheduling engines to process the database, as all CPM-based applications do in a succession of batch modes;

2)

The enabling network diagramming breakthrough is the Logic Diagramming Method (LDM); LDM, while retaining the graphical simplicity of a user-controlled arrow diagram, offers the relationship flexibility heretofore only associated with Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM), without requiring practitioners to go through the arduous process of learning the complexities of PDM relationships;

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Planning on a time-scaled calendar as opposed to schematically is more efficient and allows planning to evolve spontaneously rather than sequentially, and further, planning may switch from working forward from release dates to backwards from target dates or milestones and vice versa;

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All activity floats originate with the relationships or logic ties, therefore, activity floats are a function of relationship leeway, or link gap in GPM terminology; such a function is algorithmic [2];

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Floats can be realistically apportioned by not letting activities slip beyond assigned fixed events;

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If resources are associated with the activities, resource-limited activity dates and floats are solidified as the plan evolves as opposed to having to iterate using (albeit rarely used) global resource leveling;

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Owing to its foundation on network graph algorithms, when cost effectively crashing and extending  a schedule, GPM is capable of spontaneous healing of corrupted (bad logic) plans based on mathematical rules without having to call on a scheduling engine; and

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As the evolving schedule nears full development, stakeholders can resolve resource constraints, study optimal schedule compression/extension scenarios and otherwise rework the pre-optimized plan visually without relying on black-box calculations performed by CPM software.

© 2009 CMAA2

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