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Why Not PERT Your Next Resource Management Problem?

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PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)--a critical path technique--has become a valuable management tool in both government and industry. But it has not been widely used in resource management, although it is adaptable to many problems. This paper describes how the PERT system works, and shows how it is possible to adapt the techniques as deeply as one's inclinations and analytical devices permit, yet still have a highly useful tool. The pros and cons of PERT summarized.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Project Leader, Fire Management Systems, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., U.S. Forest Service, Berkeley, Calif., stationed at Riverside, Calif.

Publication date: 1968-05-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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