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ERIC Number: ED019751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May-23
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PERT APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL PLANNING.
COOK, DESMOND L.
THIS PAPER DISCUSSES THE CONCEPTS OF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING, THE PROGRAM EVALUATION AND REVIEW TECHNIQUE (PERT), AND THE POTENTIAL VALUE THAT PERT HAS FOR EDUCATIONAL PLANNING. THE DISCUSSION OF PLANNING IS LIMITED TO SHORT-RUN EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS. THE NATURE OF PERT IS DISCUSSED AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO PLANNING IS ESTABLISHED. SEVERAL BENEFITS WHICH RESULT WHEN PERT PRINCIPLES ARE APPLIED TO THE PLANNING FUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ARE NOTED--(1) PERT OFTEN RESULTS IN CLEARER STATEMENT OF PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND GOALS, (2) PERT REQUIRES THAT THOSE INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT MAKE EXPLICIT THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY PLAN TO REACH THE OBJECTIVE, (3) THE USE OF PERT RESULTS IN CLEARER DEFINITION OF EACH ACTUAL TASK TO BE DONE, (4) THE USE OF PERT ENABLES THE PROJECT MANAGER TO IDENTIFY AT AN EARLY STAGE THE POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS IN THE PROJECT PLAN, (5) THE USE OF PERT ASSISTS A PROJECT MANAGER TO KNOW WHERE TO RE-PLAN IN THE EVENT THAT THE ORIGINAL PLAN IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR SOME REASON, AND (6) THE USE OF NETWORK TECHNIQUES FACILITATES THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS SINCE PLANS ARE PORTRAYED IN A GRAPHIC MANNER. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEMS (PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MAY 3, 1966). (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Program Evaluation and Review Technique