Accession Number : AD0780300

Title :   PERT Program Evaluation Research Task.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. on Phase 2.

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF NAVAL WEAPONS WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : SEP 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : In January 1958, the Program Evaluation Research Task (PERT) was originated in the Special Projects Office (SP) of the Bureau of Ordnance. The project team was directed to the research and development of improved methods for the planning and control of the complex and far-reaching program developing the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). The PERT team included members of SP, the contractor's organization, and Booz, Allen and Hamilton. Phase I report, issued in July 1958, presented the principal theoretical basis of the work and outlined the proposed installation pattern. The report covers Phase II of the project, which has been essentially the development of detail procedures and mechanics, the modification of concept as experience has proved advisable, and the 'prove out' application of the method in several important areas of the FBM program. This application has demonstrated considerable value. As a result, the application of the method to the entire FBM program has been authorized and is proceeding.

Descriptors :   *Fleet ballistic missiles, *Management planning and control, Data processing, Decision making

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE