The Framework for PERT and CPM
Fundamentally, there are six steps which are common for both the techniques. The process is given below:
The Key Concept employed by CPM/PERT is that a small set of actions or activities, which make up the longest path by the activity network control the whole project. If these "critical" activities could be recognized and allocated to responsible persons, management resources could be optimally utilized by focusing on the few activities which decide the fate of the whole project.
Non-critical activities can be re-scheduled, re-planned and resources for them can be re-allotted flexibly, without disturbing the entire project.
Five helpful questions to ask while preparing an activity network are:
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