Application of PERT in geo-scientific software development projects – few case studies

Triple A Res. J. Multidisci. (JMD)
Vol. 1(1): 036 – 047, June 2017

Case Report

Naveenchandra N. Srivastava*, Rita U. Thakor, Sejal V. Patel, Sejal G. Viroja, Urvi S. Chetta, Brijesh G. Rathod, Ajay M. Solanki, Suresh P. Machhar, Vivek R. Patel, Chintan M. Vaishnav, Naeem I. Maniar, Darshan A. Doshi, Nisha K. Dharwa, Adhisha K. Shukla, Mausami H. Thakkar and Arup R. Dasgupta

Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics, Nr. Ch-0 Circle, Indulal Yagnik Marg, Gandhinagar – 382 007 (Gujarat), India


A Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. A PERT chart presents a graphic illustration of a project as a network diagram consisting of numbered nodes representing events, or milestones in the project linked by labelled vectors (directional lines) representing tasks in the project. The direction of the arrows on the lines indicates the sequence of tasks. It clearly illustrates task dependencies. This work presents application of PERT in development process of different software applications viz. ‘Dishansh 2005’, ‘Vigat 2005’, ‘Starmiti 2005’ and ‘Kampan 2006’. These softwares are useful in various geo-scientific applications. Various utilities of these softwares and benefits accrued by application of PERT are discussed here.

Keywords: Program Evaluation Review Technique, Critical Path, Java, Software, Project Management, Vigat, 2005, Dishansh, 2005, Starmiti, 2005, Kampan, 2006, Geology, Geophysics, Geo-scientific, Geotechnical, Cross, section, network diagram.

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