Project scheduling tools include network diagrams and Gantt charts. There are two main techniques for project scheduling: the Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT), and the Critical Path Method (CPM).
n Both PERT and CPM originated in the late 1950s
nProgram Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
U.S. Navy, Booz-Allen Hamilton, and Lockeheed Aircraft
mostly used in research and development type projects
Probabilistic activity durations
nCritical Path Method (CPM)
nDupont De Nemours Inc.
nDeterministic activity durations
mostly used in business type projects