|Management of agricultural research: A training manual. Module 6: Management information systems, computers and network techniques (1997)|
|Session 5. PERT and CPM exercise|
The previous session presented a conceptual basis for preparing a project network and the calculations relating to identification of the critical path and crashing of activities to reduce project duration. The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity for participants to practice these calculations through an exercise.
Divide the participant group into three or four smaller groups to facilitate interaction. Distribute the exercise as well as the computation sheets. Let them all work on the same exercise.
Reconvene the plenary group and distribute and discuss the solution, and discuss clear whatever doubts participants might have.