Accession Number:

AD0627398

Title:

SCHEDULE ANALYSIS PROCEDURE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The report describes a Schedule Analysis Procedure for use with the time schedule of a Research and Development R and D Program. The procedure is 1 Identify certain clearly definable time points, called events, within the R and D program. 2 Identify the activities which must be carried out in order to get from each event to its immediate successors. 3 Obtain statistical estimates of the amount of time required for each of these activities. 4 Analyze the network of events and activities so defined to determine potential critical activities and chains of activities. 5 Take the necessary action--rescheduling, expediting, application of additional effort, etc.--to relieve the criticality. 6 Repeat as the needs of the program indicate. Step 4 can be carried out on a digital computer in an expeditious fashion, but clearly the results of this step will be of little value unless the inputs derived from steps 1 - 3 are reasonably reliable, and the corrective action in step 5 is taken. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE