January 2001
Encyclopedia of Operations Research & Management Science;2001, p649
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The article presents information on program evaluation and review technique. It is a method for planning and scheduling a project which models uncertainties in activity through the use of optimistic, likely and pessimistic time estimates for each activity.


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