The Critical Path Method: Application of the PERT Method and Its Variants to Production Study Programs

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Taylor & Francis, 1969 - Business & Economics - 167 pages
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Graphs and sequencing; Establishing a program of research of production; Generalizing the PERT method; Optimizing the economic function of costs.
 

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Contents

ONE Graphs and Sequencing
1
Strict relation in a connected graph without circuit
6
Decomposition into levels of a connected graph without circuit
7
Finding a sequence
19
TWO Establishing a Program of Research or Production
23
Date of realization of the set of activities Critical path
33
Floating time Job margins
35
Finding the critical path Algorithms used
40
Some precision on the terminology used
81
Enumerating possible terminal events
83
Probability of terminal events
84
The entropy function
86
The PERT method generalized
87
FOUR Optimizing the Economic Function of Costs
89
Lowering the total cost of a program
90
Accelerating a program at the least cost
94

Two mapping examples
48
Jobs of uncertain duration
62
Obtaining a schedule
73
Use of an electronic computer
75
THREE Generalizing the PERT Method
79
Beta distribution
141
Subdivision of jobs and realization of a schedule
153
APPENDIX rv Application of the method of potentials
160
Bibliography
165
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