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    Discuss PERT, CPM and Gantt based on the following action items:

    Identify the purpose of each tool and circumstances for using each. Also consider whether these tools are individual methods that can be used independently or if they should ideally be used as a set.

    Contrast and compare activity-on-node and activity-on-arrow (or activity-on-arc) diagramming techniques. What are the differences and similarities?

    Propose and describe in text form a sample project that you would theoretically develop into a PERT diagram and Gantt chart. For example, "Building a car would consist of the following steps..."(briefly outline the steps as task statements). Postulate the critical path of your sample hypothetical project: what would be the critical path sequence?

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    Discuss PERT, CPM and Gantt based on the following action items:

    Identify the purpose of each tool and circumstances for using each. Also consider whether these tools are individual methods that can be used independently or if they should ideally be used as a set.

    Contrast and compare activity-on-node and activity-on-arrow (or activity-on-arc) diagramming techniques. What are the differences and similarities?

    Propose and describe in text form a sample project that you would theoretically develop into a PERT diagram and Gantt chart. For example, "Building a car would consist of the following steps..."(briefly outline the steps as task statements). Postulate the critical path of your sample hypothetical project: what would be the critical path sequence?

    PERT is project evaluation and review technique. This is a model for project management meant to analyze and symbolize the tasks involved in completing a specified project. The purpose of PERT is to provide information about the tasks, duration, and dependency information.

    The circumstance under which PERT was developed is to plan and schedule large and complex projects. The circumstances were that there was uncertainness about all the details and duration of all the activities. PERT is a technique that allows scheduling of a project while not knowing exactly all the elements and time periods of all the activities. PERT was used for one time, complex and non-custom type of projects. PERT can be used independently and is an individual method.

    CPM is the critical path method. The purpose of CPM is to show logical dependencies between terminal elements. However, resources connected to each activity are also shown. ...

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