Accession Number : AD0626486

Title :   A STATISTICAL THEORY FOR THE PERT CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS.

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Hartley,H. O. ; Wortham,A. W.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Technical improvement in PERT Critical Path Methodology is discussed. The approach utilizes the following devices: (a) A classification of networks into different types depending on their degree of involvement and complexity; (b) An operational calculus by which the distribution of critical times will be derived by numerical analysis, notably numerical integration. This method will provide the solution to the problem for the basic types of networks; (c) A Monte Carlo procedure providing an approximate solution for the more involved networks; (d) Analytic solutions for particularly simple networks and particularly simple distributions of completion times. These are mainly used for illustration purposes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT), (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), NETWORKS, TIME, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE