PERT Analysis & Project Completion


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What does PERT stand for?

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1. Optimistic Time is defined as _____.

2. Joe's supervisor has asked how long it will take for him to finish a project. Joe anticipates a 'best case' scenario of 4 hours, a 'worst case' scenario of 8 hours, and a 'probable' scenario of 5 hours. Using the formula to calculate 'Expected Time', Joe should tell his supervisor the project will take _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

PERT is a method for estimating the time it will take to complete a project by estimating the time each part will take to accomplish, and this quiz and worksheet combination will test you on this type of analysis and how to use it. The practice questions on the quiz focus on the meaning of PERT, optimistic time, pessimistic time, and the formula for calculating how much time it will take to complete a task.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of PERT
  • How to prepare to perform PERT analysis
  • Defining pessimistic and optimistic time
  • Determining the formula for the amount of time it will take to complete a task

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on PERT analysis from the related lesson on this topic
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the time spent on projects in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pessimistic and optimistic time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about PERT analysis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson PERT Analysis & Project Completion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define PERT analysis
  • Describe PERT as a tool you can use to manage and estimate time spent
  • Differentiate between optimistic, pessimistic, most likely, and expected time
  • Understand the formula used to estimate how much time you will spend on a given project, using PERT analysis