Program Evaluation and Review Technique

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program evaluation and review technique

[′prō·grəm i‚val·yə′wā·shən ən ri′vyü tek‚nēk]
(systems engineering)
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program evaluation and review technique (PERT)

A management control technique applied to building construction; determines what must be done to complete construction by a given date. Current construction progress is monitored on a computer and compared with the planned schedule so as to provide a management tool for further planning and decision making.
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Program Evaluation and Review Technique

(PERT) A method used to size a software product and calculate the Standard Deviation (SD) for risk assessment. The PERT equation (beta distribution) estimates the Equivalent Delivered Source Instructions (EDSIs) and the SD based on the analyst's estimates of the lowest possible size, the most likely size, and the highest possible size of each computer program component (CPC).
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We used a workflow process, the PERT chart, to organize and manage the many time-delimited tasks necessary for a complex dissertation.
A great way to plan your projects is to create a "PERT Chart."
A common method utilized by many project managers is the program evaluation and review technique, better known as a PERT chart. Typically used in the context of scheduling, in our case, this technique lists out the questions that must be answered throughout the problem solving process.
Assess the relative level of resources required for each task (resource development, if required, included as a task.) This is all indicated on a PERT chart with lines linking interdependent tasks.
Instead of those one liners, how about a flowchart, Pert chart or Gantt chart?
A Gantt chart or a PERT chart are two types of formats in which this analysis may be presented.
Everyone involved in the project has an easily understood picture in the PERT chart that shows all the pieces of the project, the sequence in which they are laid out and must be accomplished, time estimates for finishing each project step, and the total time for completing the entire project.
Frequently called a flowchart, PERT chart, logic drawing, or logic diagram.
In reality, a PERT chart can consist of hundreds of tasks for each department, and all departments must interact and coordinate time lines.
And often these failures occur "even when things look okay on the official PERT chart," he says.
I was really amazed to see Marcie and three friends use PERT chart skills in planning a birthday party for Kristen.
The transition team relied on a comprehensive PERT chart to manage the conversion, and, most importantly, we provided sufficient lead time.