Accession Number : AD0627398

Title :   SCHEDULE ANALYSIS PROCEDURE,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rich,R. P.

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report describes a Schedule Analysis Procedure for use with the time schedule of a Research and Development (R and D) Program. The procedure is: (1) Identify certain clearly definable time points, called events, within the R and D program. (2) Identify the activities which must be carried out in order to get from each event to its immediate successors. (3) Obtain statistical estimates of the amount of time required for each of these activities. (4) Analyze the network of events and activities so defined to determine potential critical activities and chains of activities. (5) Take the necessary action--rescheduling, expediting, application of additional effort, etc.--to relieve the criticality. (6) Repeat as the needs of the program indicate. Step 4 can be carried out on a digital computer in an expeditious fashion, but clearly the results of this step will be of little value unless the inputs derived from steps 1 - 3 are reasonably reliable, and the corrective action in step 5 is taken. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TIME), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, PROBABILITY, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE