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Critical Path Analysis
By: Troy Gonsalves
Motivation
 The
typical reason for failure is poor
project-planning
 Poor planning can result in missed
deadlines, inflated costs, and a slow,
unreliable system
 Good management can not ensure
project success but bad management
usually results in project failure
Overview
 Task
Definition
 Task Integration Matrix
 PERT chart
 Gantt chart
Task Definition
 ProjectPlanning.pdf
pages 1-8
Task Integration Matrix
 Tutorial-Oct25.pdf
Pages 4-5
PERT
 Program
Evaluation and Review
Technique
 To construct the PERT chart we must:
 Assign
each task to a developer
 Specify the execution order of each
developer’s tasks
PERT Syntax
 The
typical graphical syntax for PERT
charts results in confusing and often
erroneous calculations
 Refer to Pert.xls for a better graphical
syntax
Gantt Charts
 Refer
to Gantt.xls
Links
 PERT
tutorial:
http://www.project-planningtips.com/Project%20Planning%209.htm
 PERT and Gantt examples
http://www.mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au/la/it/i
pmnotes/ganttpert/

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