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How to Join the College

To join the Project Management College of Scheduling: First, enter your email below to subscribe to our mailing list. If you'd like to join the College or renew your membership click the Pay Now link below. Dues are $35 annually. Once you have paid your membership dues, please register here (more…)
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PMCOS Annual Conference – Vancouver 2018

Join us for our third annual conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, BC, this May 6th to 9th.   This year’s conference theme is Scheduling Today and Tomorrow.  Learn or confirm where the scheduling profession is today and where it is heading in the future.  Why not join us and let us know (more…)
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Ed Mahler

Ed Mahler PAI 914-834-4162 Specialty: Herding cats.  Coaching schedulers in the art of planning and control for multiple project managers using MS Project, a necessary project office and portfolio management skill.     (more…)
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PMCOS Conferences

Next and past conferences (more…)
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MS Project status update cycle

Status update cycle (more…)
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PMCOS Annual Conference – Atlanta 2017

The Project Management College of Scheduling is now accepting registrations for our annual conference in Atlanta this May 7th to 10th.   This year’s conference theme is The Science of Scheduling.  CPM Scheduling has been with us for well over half a century.  It started out as an art.  Has it morphed (more…)
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A Question of Concurrency

By: Rick Moffat One of the most overlooked (whether intentionally or unintentionally) areas of delay analysis is the issue of concurrent delay. The importance to determining cause and responsibility for delays has been widely published and addressed by the courts, however it continues to be ignored by project schedulers and (more…)
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How Do You Strengthen a Chain?

By: Stephen Devaux, PMP, MSPM Every chain is as weak as its weakest link, right? So how would you go about making a chain stronger? If the chain consists of 100 links, and fortifying them would be costly, we wouldn’t want to just randomly select a half dozen to strengthen. (more…)
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Our President Chats with Engineering News-Record

Recently, Stu Ockman had a chance to share some ideas with ENR Deputy Editor, Richard Korman.  Here are the results of their conversation:  Ten Minutes with Stuart Ockman. (more…)
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Invitation to Learn More About the College of Scheduling

If you’d like to learn what’s happening at the College as we grow, please email our VP of Communications, Rick Moffat, at, to be added to our email list and receive notices of upcoming events. (more…)
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Volunteer to Serve

If you’d like to volunteer to serve the College as either a director or committee member, please contact our Director of Volunteers, Ronny Warren, at (more…)
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Tips and Tricks: Does Your Schedule Pass the Test?

How do you know whether your schedule is good or not? The following are a few tests to see if your CPM schedule is up to par. If you have additional tests that you like, please provide them in the comments. The idea is to collect rules of thumb for (more…)
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A Couple of Thoughts on Forensic Schedule Analysis

by Stuart Ockman First, a little perspective. These thoughts are in response to articles and talks in the last several years suggesting that part of an expert’s role is to select the methodology that produces the best results for its client. Here goes: While scheduling of live projects is an (more…)
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