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Mastering IT Project Management by Murali Chemuturi

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Appendix D

Introduction to PERT/CPM

Project managers have been relying on PERT/CPM techniques to plan, schedule, and control projects for the last 60 years. PERT stands for program evaluation and review technique while CPM stands for critical path method. PERT has its origins in research projects having been used successfully in the development of Polaris ballistic missiles launched from beneath the ocean’s surface. Owing to the success of the Polaris project, PERT gained popularity and was adopted in project-based manufacturing organizations. ...

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