Accession Number : AD0712461

Title :   A MONTE CARLO PERT ANALYSIS SYSTEM UTILIZING THE GRAPHIC DISPLAY OF AN IBM 360 COMPUTER.

Descriptive Note : Masters' thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kottke,Robert A. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : A system for PERT analysis using Monte Carlo methods to estimate project completion times was designed using a 2250 Display Unit operating on an IBM 360/67 computer. The user enters the PERT network and the distributions of activity times by using the light pen on the 2250 Display Unit. After the computer performs the analysis, the probability of being on the critical path is shown for each arc in the network and a histogram of project completion times is displayed. The user may then modify the network and run another analysis. A discussion of the difference between this Monte Carlo PERT analysis and the usual PERT analysis and details of the implementation is included, along with operating instructions for the program. A user with no programming experience on the 2250 Display Unit can utilize the program by following the operating instructions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, FLOW CHARTING), MONTE CARLO METHOD, NETWORKS, RANDOM VARIABLES, GRAPHICS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DESIGN, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE