The writer first shows how any project, however complicated, can be split up into a number of smaller units (WBS: Work Breakdown Structure). He refers to the well-known conventional project planning systems (PERT = Programme Evaluation and Review Technique; CPM = Critical Path Method), and discusses the advantages of the Bar Chart (GANTT Chart). He explains how it can be used: for the review of progress and control of activities; for resource allocation and load smoothening; for performance budgeting and estimation of funds. In particular, he shows how the times of concurrent activities may be adjusted to gain advantages either in time, or cost, or in planning resources (total float, free float, independent float) by the use of the Bar Chart.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Research Design and Standards Organization

    Alambagh, Lucknow 5,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Mukherjee, P K
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 121-127
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM