A GRAPHICAL PERT ANALOG
Rept. for Oct 1962-Dec 1964
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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This publication is intended as a guide for planners and schedulers of projects not governed by current directives concerning the use of PERT or the Critical Path Method. The Graphical PERT Analog is an integrated non-computer method of planning and scheduling the component activities of a project in terms of both time and cost. Essentially, GPA is a graphical approach to the PERT concept of project analysis. As is generally true of PERT methods, GPA can assist management to utilize available productive resources effectively however, compared to other non-computer methods presently used, GPA techniques are more straightforward and require minimal arithmetic calculations. GPA comprises three basic topics which can be selectively employed to suit the requirements of management control 1 The analysis of a projects component activities and a synthesis of these activities into a time-phased flow diagram schedule. 2 The derivation of least-cost schedules for accelerated projects. 3 The determination of predicted cumulative direct costs as a function of time for a given project duration. Instructions are given for setting up a flow diagram schedule, and examples and exercises for practical applications of GPA methods are provided.
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