Other related sections of the PMKI:
DP: Critical-Path Planning and Scheduling. James E. Kelly Jr., Morgan R. Walker, Proceedings of the Eastern Joint Computer Conference (USA), 1959. This paper defines the original concepts and calculations used in CPM scheduling. Both CPM and PERT used ADM (Activity-on-Arrow) networks and were developed as mainframe computer applications.
DP: The Origins of CPM, A Personal History. An in-depth interview in the first person, Kelley J.E. Jr and Walker M.R. pmNetwork Vol III, No. 2, Feb 1989. PMI, USA.
Art: The origins of PERT and CPM. Research into the origins of the mathematics and drawing styles used in PERT and critical path schedules.
The Origins of Hammocks and Ladders. Hammock
and Ladders are activity types that were developed in the
period 1961 to 1965. This paper outlines the development
of these useful scheduling assets an differentiates
Hammocks from LOE and Summary activities
See also: ICL 1900 PERT Manual from circa 1968.
DP: A non-computer approach to the critical path method for the construction industry (2nd Ed.). John W Fondahl, Stanford, Calif., Dept. of Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 1962. This paper defines the original concepts that lead to the development of the dominant PDM methodology of scheduling we use today.
DP: Precedence diagramming methods origins and early development. An in-depth interview in the first person, Fondahl, John W.. pmNetwork June 1987. PMI, USA.
DP: Process Charts: First Steps in Finding the One Best Way to do Work. Frank & Lillian Gilbreth (1921). This paper defines the original concepts used to create process charts, the forerunner to the flow charts we use today and the basis of PDM networks.
WP: Understanding PERT. This White Paper defines PERT describes its development and clearly delineates the major flaws in its design.
DP: Application of a Technique for Research and Development Program Evaluation. This is the original 1959 paper by D.G. Malcolm, J.H. Roseboom, C.E. Clark, and W. Fazar; defining the PERT calculations, their development and their limitations.
PP: Where did the Misuse of the names Gantt and PERT Originate? This article traces the rise in the misuse of the term PERT associated with the incorrect designation of a Precedence Diagram in Microsoft Project as a ‘PERT Chart’.
PERT/Cost was a 1962 development of PERT (time) that preceded the introduction of Earned Value. Click through to see more on the evolution of Earned Value Management.