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This subject offers a brief overview of a few of the 1000s of books available in the marketplace. We focus on books we have reviewed, used or written.

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Scheduling Books and Standards

  • Preview and buy CIOB's Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects - The Guide defines the standards by which project schedules will be prepared, quality controlled, updated, reviewed and revised in practice and describes the standards of performance which should reasonably be required of a project scheduler. For more information, see: Mosaic's Book Shop 
  • Guild of Project Controls Compendium and Reference (GPCCAR) is a suite of process-based documents which document what 1000's of contributors believe constitutes Project Controls. It is an ever evolving global statement as to what we, the practitioners, believe constitutes our role as 'project controllers'. Anyone with an opinion (and justification) is free to propose amendments and additional references. Sign up for free access at:    
  • Preview and buy PMI's Practice Standard for Scheduling 2nd Edition - a systematic guide describing the hallmarks of an effective schedule methodology and providing a quantifiable means for assessing the maturity of a schedule model. For more information, see: Mosaic's Book Shop
  • Preview and buy Murray Woolf's 'Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling' - Written by a 30 year scheduling veteran, this book is packed with hundreds of 'tricks of the trade'. For more information see: Mosaic's Book Shop
  • Other useful books and references:
    • Murray Woolf's 'CPM Mechanics ' - a comprehensive, coherent, and practical guide to the raw, underlying mechanics of the Critical Path Method (CPM):
    • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Schedules (GAO-12-120G):

Scheduling Organisations and Useful Links

Useful external web-links

  • The Association Of Controls Management - A UK Association open to all who work in controls (Planning ,Document Control ,Commercial ,Quality ,Administration ,etc):
  • Project Management College of Scheduling - PM-COS, a USA Association dedicated to advancing the practice and profession of project planning and scheduling throughout the World. -
  • AACEi, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International - recommended practices in scheduling:
  • Planning Planet - For Planning, Programming & Controls Professionals Around The World:
                              - The Guild of Project Controls - project controls certifications:
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