Discuss PERT, CPM and Gantt based on the following action items:
- What are the purposes of each tool and circumstances for using each tool? Also consider whether these tools can be used independently or if they should ideally be used together.
- What are the differences and similarities between the activity-on-node and activity-on-arrow (or activity-on-arc) diagramming techniques?
- Propose and describe in text form a sample project that you would theoretically develop into a PERT diagram and Gantt chart. For example, “Building a car would consist of the following steps…”(briefly outline the steps as task statements). Postulate the critical path of your sample hypothetical project: What would be the critical path sequence?