Watch this: Use a PERT analysis

You can use a Program, Evaluation, and Review Technique (PERT) analysis to determine a realistic duration for your tasks, by taking into account optimistic, expected, and pessimistic duration estimates.

In this demo, I provide optimistic, expected, and pessimistic durations for my tasks, and then calculate the duration using the PERT Analysis tools in Microsoft Office Project 2007. I also change the default PERT weights to values that more accurately represent my estimates, and then recalculate the durations.

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Applies To: Project Standard 2007, Project 2007

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