Management, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Aug  2020, Pages 1-20; DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.mana.2020.33001 https://doi.org/10.31058/j.mana.2020.33001

Evaluating CCPM Method Versus CPM in Multiple Petrochemical Projects

Management, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Aug  2020, Pages 1-20.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.mana.2020.33001

Mohammad Taghipour 1* , Fatemeh Seraj 2 , Mostafa Amin 3 , Maryam Changiz Delivand 4

1 Young Researchers and Elites club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Ghiaseddin Jamshid Kashani, Non-Profit University, Qazvin, Iran

3 Department of Economics, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran

4 Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Received: 4 May 2020; Accepted: 16 May 2020; Published: 22 May 2020

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Abstract

Although project management has long been under consideration and various methods have been proposed for timing projects, but they have not been completely responsive to the needs of the project for increasing productivity and customer satisfaction.  As a result, increased risks and the incompatibility of the project with the initial Base line plan, necessitate using modern techniques (such as CCPM) as opposed to common methods (such as CPM).  And, the cautiousness, and often resistance, of project control users made the researcher implement two of the selected techniques in the breakdown of a petrochemical project – which is a national plan – in the design, supply, and production (EPC) phases, using the results of fundamental research, to evaluate – based on known indicators – and gain better knowledge of the tools.  For ranking the indicators, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used, and to analyze the methods and implement them, software facilities for project control, such as Primavera6 and CCPM+ were used.  Results indicate that there is a philosophical difference between the two approaches, and the reason is using CC in the limitations theory and buffers that cause concentrating on system efficiency and performance and making rules and algorithms, not discussed by the crisis path.  Finally, although the use of CC is complex and requires cultural changes, many ideas can be easily utilized by experienced project managers and become an appropriate competitor for CPM in reducing project time and expense.

Keywords

CCPM, CPM, Project Management and Control

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