Regardless of the nature and scope of a project, one term you will hear quite frequently is critical path method or CPM. What this term refers to is the amount of time required to complete the project. There is a set start date and an estimated end date. In between this period of time, work and other tasks are being completed. The order in which tasks are assigned and completed does have a direct effect on the CPM. If you fail to put them in the proper order, your project could be delayed and not be finished on time.
CPM scheduling consultants are able to take your tasks and other related items and put them into an easy to read and usable format for any size project. Following the critical path, certain tasks are able to be overlapped and start simultaneously, or at various intervals not dependent upon one task being completely finished before another one can begin. There are also those types of tasks that have to flow along, one after another. Your consultants work directly with you to ensure your tasks are put into the proper order so work proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Other services are also available from CPM scheduling consultants, such as estimating quality control, risk and delay analysis, training, cost estimating, resource and cost loading, claims assessment, forensic analysis, and 4D modeling, as well as others. By outsourcing your CPM, it frees up your team to focus on their core competencies and keeps them from becoming spread too thinly and overloaded with work.