Project Planning and Scheduling, the Critical Path Method Approach. BUI Power Project as a Case Study

Project Planning and Scheduling, the Critical Path Method Approach. BUI Power Project as a Case Study

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Author(s): Salifu Katara, S.K. Amponsah

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This paper is aimed at minimizing project time subject to the available resources using Critical Path Method (CPM) as a planning and scheduling tool and the visual display of activities to showing project execution flow and coordination between activities based on a defined algorithm using the Bui Power Project (BPP) as a case study. Data was gathered from both primary and secondary sources from a sample of 50 selected respondents consisting of consultants, engineers and other workers of the Bui Power Project using non probability sampling techniques. Analysis of data was network based and use was made of Lingo software and GenStat in solving linear programming problems and performing some statistical test respectively. Sensitivity analysis and improvement to optimality using various methods were also looked at to meeting an optimum value.


Project planning, scheduling, Critical Path Method, Network, Heuristics, Spanning tree


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