PRJ: What is PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)

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SUMMARY

PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) is an event-oriented method of controlling large- and small-scale projects. "Event- oriented" means that events are represented as nodes or boxes, defined and connected to show relationships. In the following theoretical PERT chart, the lines represent the dependencies between each event:
*********          *********
* Event *----------* Event *------------------------\ 
* 10    *          * 20    *                         \ 
*********          *********                          \ 
         \                                          *********
          \                                         * Event *
           \                                        * 50    *
            \                                       *********
        *********                     *********       |
        * Event *---------------------* Event *-------|
        * 40    *                     * 30    *
        *********                     *********

				
Microsoft Project has the capability to display PERT Charts for tasks. Additional entries may be created by dragging nodes into an open space or by click Insert on the Edit menu and entering the correct information in the fields within the new node.

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Article ID: 43616 - Last Review: January 18, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 3.0a
  • Microsoft Project 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 4.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 4.1a
  • Microsoft Project 1.1 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Project 3.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Project 4.0 for Macintosh
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