Program evaluation & review techniques…

…can help us figure out how much time is needed to complete the project. PERT has the ability to monitor and evaluate the changes within the schedule. By using PERT the project manager can determine whether or not the project will be completed within the scheduled time frame by developing alternative plans. This style of cost and schedule control also allows a huge amount of sophisticated data to be presented in a manner that contractors and customers can view and understand it, while making joint decisions. This process is a vital to management planning and acts as a great control tool. (Kerzner)
Some of the positive aspects of utilizing PERT are that it cuts project cost and time and it coordinates the schedule while it expedites planning and eliminates the idle time. This process provides better scheduling and control of subcontractors and their activities. PERT can develop effective troubleshooting procedures while cutting time required for routine decision making.

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