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What are the advantages in a CPM IMPLEMENTATION?

1.

The CPM makes it easier for the project managers to build a team and create human network for
efficient handling of a multitasked project.

2.

The CPM binds the entire team together and motivates the human resources in timely completion
of the tasks in a project.

3.

The CPM takes into consideration the requirements well in advance to complete a project in the
most efficient way possible.

4.

With help of the CMP the project managers can determine the duration and estimate exact time
and cost of the project. It helps to monitor human resources, and the direct and indirect costs
associated with the project.

5.

The CPM assists the project managers in planning schedules, monitoring tasks, and helps control
the project expenses.

6.

The CPM also makes it convenient for the project managers to calculate the time required to
complete the tasks of the project. That helps them to predict completion date of every phase, anticipate
problems along the way, if any, and react accordingly.

7.

Charting in a CPM makes it easier to evaluate parallel activities, handle delays and judge the
outcome of a task.

8.

It enables the managers to minimize the project length by monitoring the critical path.

9.

The CPM chart clearly identifies critical path/s of the project, which assists the managers in
decision making to address the issue quickly. It also enables the project head to determine if the task is
on schedule or needs boost to accelerate the process.

10.

The charting in a CPM also enables the managers to determine start time, end time, slack time
and float time associated with each activity of the project.

What are the disadvantages in a CPM IMPLEMENTATION?


1.

In a big project, a CPM can become extremely complicated and difficult to fathom for the new
recruits to the project team.

2.

If the project is far too bulky and lengthy, the CPM requires software to monitor the plan.

3.

CPM can become ineffective and difficult to manage if it is not well-defined and stable.

4.

It cannot effectively handle sudden changes in the implementation of the plan on ground. It is
very difficult to redraw the entire CPM chart if the plan of the project suddenly changes midway.

5.

The CPM cannot form and control the schedules of the persons involved in the project.

6.

The allocation of resources cannot be properly monitored.

7.

The critical path of the CPM of a big project is not always clear. The project managers have to
spend a lot of time to calculate it carefully.

8.

The CPM takes longer to identity and to monitor the critical path when the project is of big
dimension.

9.

Using CPM, identifying and determining a critical path is difficult when there are many other
similar duration paths in the project.

10.

At times, to design a CPM is time cons