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)

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.

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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A PERT chart is a diagram with nodes representing tasks connected by directional links that represent dependencies.
We used a workflow process, the PERT chart, to organize and manage the many time-delimited tasks necessary for a complex dissertation.
The use of a PERT chart, ("Program Evaluation Review Technique,") sets out graphically all the steps you need to take, and when each one needs to be finished for you to achieve the final goal.
A common method utilized by many project managers is the program evaluation and review technique, better known as a PERT chart.
That seldom happens when people sit around a conference table trying to make sense of a PERT chart or trying to synchronize their Palm Pilots to schedule the next meeting.
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.
To avoid the annoyance of an extra page being printed to show just a few days on a bar chart, or a couple of activities on a PERT chart, the user has the option of scaling the graphs to make best use of the printed pages.
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.
And often these failures occur "even when things look okay on the official PERT chart," he says.