Accession Number : AD0465897

Title :   AN APPLICATION OF PERT/COST IN R AND D MANAGEMENT,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s) : Finney, Albert T. ; Silver, Hyman

Report Date : 30 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This report describes the planning and implementing of an R and D space program which used an integrated PERT/Cost system during all phases of program development. The operation of the system, the use to which the data was put, and the integration of the system with the work statement and cost proposal are discussed at some length. The PERT/Cost system successfully provided the types of information desired, aided in the development of a sophisticated program plan, and encouraged maximum utilization of the detailed cost information generated. A detailed preliminary evaluation of the system as it functioned in the subject program is provided with both its strong and weak points discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*AIR FORCE RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), COSTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, TIME STUDIES, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SCHEDULING, PAYLOAD, COMPUTERS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE