The role of CPM scheduling in the construction industry has increased significantly over the past couple decades. One reason for this is economic.
Having an effective time management and tracking system is essential for any project executive. While most everyone has a system, very frequently it is not an effective system, or not nearly as effective a system as it could be if properly implemented.
A well-prepared construction schedule helps the project manager manage project tasks, other parties in the contract, and the various risks inherent in any project.