PERT estimation questions

Adela's picture

I just having a discussion with my colleaque about 'The PERT estimate can only be calculated for the critical path of the project.', is this correct?

Thank you!

admin's picture

PERT is an acronym for Program Evaluation Review Technique, PERT is usually used conjunction with the Critical Path Method (CPM). So you can say that it can be calculated only for Critical path of the project.

PERT is most often applied individual tasks, and CPM is used for estimating the length of time required to complete a set of interconnected tasks.