PERT AND ITS ASSOCIATED MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The text is an introduction to PERTTIME and its associated management sciences. The instruction is designed to give executives and project managers a basic understanding and appreciation of PERT. The familiarity acquired from the instructional material will permit the manager to work closely with PERT experts in the development of networks and their interpretation. From the authors experience, few project managers and engineers use a detailed analysis of activity time variances in the course of a project. Therefore, statistical probability theory is eliminated. This text includes basic instruction in project cost optimization within the PERTTIME work breakdown structure, and therefore should give the manager familiarity with the advantages of PERTCOST. The content of this course may be covered in 12 hours of lecture seminar instruction, with 6 hours of outside work on the part of the participants. If more expertise in a particular area is desired, it is believed that this text will provide a foundation for comprehension of literature in specialized or more advanced areas of PERT systems.
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