Collectively, this CPM Mechanics website offers you three Learning Options, when it comes to learning all about the Critical Path Method.

Three Learning Options

CPM Mechanics, the Book

CPM Mechanics, the Book

Learning Option 1 – READ:  CPM Mechanics, the Book

This book is far and away the most comprehensive and understandable book ever written about the raw mechanics of Critical Path Method.

Its almost 500 pages are packed with over 225 colorful illustrations and a friendly conversational writing style. The book is adopts an easy-to-understand Crawl-Walk-Run approach to learning.

The book assumes no prior understanding of either Construction, Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, or Scheduling Software. All you need to bring to the table is a receptive and focused brain. Learn More

CPM Mechanics, SymposiumLearning Option 2 – DISCUSS:  CPM Mechanics Symposium

Join a structured online discussion (and, sometimes, debate) about the hundreds of topics covered in the CPM Mechanics book. Think of the CPM Mechanics Symposium as a “book club” where there is only one book being dissected and analyzed: CPM Mechanics.

Best of all, the attendees in these Discussion Groups are restricted to employees of your company. While the discussions are interactive, they are not live. Like with any LinkedIn group discussion, you log in to the site, read the comments of others, and then add comments of your own.

The book content is apportioned to eighteen Discussion Sessions, each covering a differ “Book Passage.” The comments provided by fellow readers surely complement the book content itself, by providing a rich range of perspectives from different industries, companies, projects, disciplines, cultures, and ages. To learn more or to sign up your company for this unique, valuable, and free program, click here.

 CPM Mechanics, the CourseLearning Option 3 – STUDY: the CPM Mechanics Course

The maximum learning opportunity is to take the CPM Mechanics Course. The course is offered at two degrees of participation intensity.

  • If you just want the knowledge, then take the Course for Certificate option. Complete the quiz at the end of each Study Unit and move on to the next — at your own pace.
  • If you want Professional Development Unit (PDU) points, then take the Course for Credit option, which will require more effort and more time.  Effort includes per-Study Unit Quizzes and Exercises, plus a Mid-Term, Final Exam, and Final Project.

Finally, there are two variations of the Course, depending on whether you are a PTM provider or consumer; course content and tuition differ accordingly..

  • CPM Mechanics Course for PTM Practitioners: For those on the provider side of the PTM coin: Planners, Schedulers, Project Controls engineers.
  • CPM Mechanics Course for Project Executors:.For those on the consumer side of the PTM coin: (Project Managers, Superintendents, Project Engineers, architects, lawyers, consultants.