MPM method

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MPM method

The MPM method makes it possible to evaluate the duration of the realization of a complex project and to detect the parts of this project not supporting any delay. The information about the tasks is summarized in a schedule.

Unlike the PERT method, the vertices in the MPM method are to-do items. We can “consider” that the edges of the PERT method become vertices with the MPM method (in the same way for the vertices become edges).

The main differences with the PERT method:

  • the representation of the prior relationships of a task sharing some of its antecedents with another does not require the use of fictitious links
  • to each arc is associated a numerical value which represents either an operation duration or a delay.

The MPM graph is constructed like the PERT graph, the calculation of the margins is identical. Here is the timeline:

task
precedence
duration
TO
5
B
5
VS
B
3
D
A, C
10
E
5
F
0.5
G
D
0.5
HF, G
0.5
I
H
1
J
E, I
2

 Which gives the following graph:

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