Review article

The possibility of applying the program evaluation and review technique for construction project schedule management








The program evaluation and review technique (PERT) was developed and first used more than sixty years ago and is now well known. This technique allows taking into account the probabilistic nature of the work duration, so it is used for scheduling projects, where the duration of all or some of the works can not be clearly determined due to the high degree of uncertainty of the external environment in which such projects are carried out. However, the problem of controlling the terms of project activities and key events of the project based on the program evaluation and review technique has not been studied well enough. This article investigates the possibilities of applying the program evaluation and review technique to track and control the construction project schedule. An algorithm for using this method to predict the probability of timely occurrence of control points and completion of the entire project is presented.


Bovteev S. V. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

Mishakova A. V. Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University St. Petersburg, Russia

Links to authors' articles: 

Journal Issue