Programme Evaluation and Review Technique


Many leading organisations have used Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to estimate the probability of completing projects on time. The concept provides step by step advice on implementing PERT and the conditions and measures for success.

Technique Overview

Programme Evaluation and Review Technique

Programme Evaluation and Review Technique Definition

Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is used to estimate the probability of completing a project or activity by a specified time. It identifies the critical path which includes a sequence of activities that cannot be delayed without causing jeopardy to the entire project (Callahan et al., 1992; Cottrell, 1999).

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  • Abeli, W. S. and Dykstra, D. P. (1988) Improving Work Efficiency through the Application of a Critical Path Method, Forestry, Vol. 61 (1), pp. 73-78.
  • Bell, D. C. and Read, A. W. (1970) The Application of a Research Project Selection Method, R&D Management, Vol. 1 (1), pp. 35-42.
  • Callahan, M. T., Quackenbush, D. G. and Rowings, J. E. (1992) Construction Project Scheduling, McGraw-Hill, New York.
  • Cottrell, W. D. (1999) Simplified Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, Vol. 125 (1), pp. 16-22.

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