ERIC Number: ED185658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
PERT and CPM: A Comparison with Implications for Education.
Ragan, Stephen W.
Two systematic ways of analyzing and planning the components of a program or project, both used extensively by industry and government, are discussed in this paper. The methods are Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) Networks and Critical Path Method (CPM) Arrow Diagrams. The purposes of this paper are (1) to explore the need for systematic planning in education, (2) to compare CPM and PERT both in the past and in the present, (3) to explain the critical rules for developing PERT Networks and CPM Arrow Diagrams, (4) to list the implications for education that may be seen in each of these methods, and (5) to explore the future of systems planning in education. This paper is intended to be used by any educator who wants to improve his or her school district, building, or classroom through effective planning and systematic development of specified objectives. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Program Evaluation and Review Technique