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VCE IT Lecture Notes by Mark Kelly , McKinnon Secondary College PERT Chart Tutorial Also see Gantt Practice Also see real Gantt/PERT questions and solutions in these previous exams... 2001 , 2002 , 2003 Knowledge of Gantt and PERT is not required for the VCE IT course 2011-2014 VCE Students be aware that you don't need to know how to create or read PERT or Gantt charts in the 2011-2014 study design Download the Gantt and PERT theory slideshow PERT Introduction A PERT chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coo -rdinate tasks within a project. PERT stands for Program Evaluation Review Technique , a methodology developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s to manage a nuclear submarine missile program. Below is a PERT chart drawn to show the development of a system. Yes - it was not drawn very well, but it's late and I'm tired. Here are the questions to ponder before we discuss the answers. EXAM QUESTION 1: Which tasks are on the critical path of the PERT chart above? (1 mark) EXAM QUESTION 2: What is the slack time for tasks C, D and G? (1 mark) Construction Scheduling Use Microsoft Project Effectively! Templates, Manuals, Tools, Services www.constructionscheduling.c On-Track Business Insight made easy. Time, Financial & Business Insight. www.on-track.ws Project Management Tools itsmp combines ITIL & PMBOK ITIL & PMBOK Toolkit www.itsmp.com Page 1 of 7 PERT chart practice - VCEIT Lecture Notes 12/19/2011 http://www.vceit.com/ganttpert/pert-tute/pert-tute.htm
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EXAM QUESTION 3: the person working on task C tells the project manager he can't start work until one day after the scheduled starting date. What impact would this have on the completion date of the project? Why? (2 marks) EXAM QUESTION 4: Task A will be delayed by 2 days because some equipment has arrived late. If the project manager still wants to finish the project within the original time frame, he will need to shorten the time for one or more of the tasks. What steps can he take to reduce the number of days allocated to a task? (2 marks) EXAM QUESTION 5: The project manager decides to reduce the time needed for tasks D and F by one day each. How effective will this reduction be in achieving his aim of maintaining the original finish time for the project? (2 marks) The CIRCLES mark the beginnings and ends of TASKS to be done in the project. Also called NODES. The ARROWS are the tasks themselves. They are identified by letters A to I. In a real PERT chart, the actual names of tasks would be used instead of letters. The lengths of the arrows does not relate to their length in time. The NUMBERS after the task names are the DURATIONS of the task. The time interval may be anything from picoseconds to years. Let's assume these timings are in days. Important point to remember: the ARROWS are tasks, not the circles (nodes).
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