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Figure 15-5:
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Using the Analysis Toolbar
Although your project woes might make you feel like entering analysis with
an expensive shrink, save some money and just use the Analysis toolbar
The Analysis toolbar allows you to use the Program Evaluation and Review
Technique (PERT) to figure out a task’s duration based on information you
enter about optimistic, pessimistic, and expected scenarios. Getting
information about these three possible futures can help you analyze where your
project is headed if you don’t make some changes.
The default settings for pessimistic, optimistic, and expected durations of a
task suggest that the expected outcome is most likely and also that both the
optimistic and pessimistic outcomes are equally likely. You can change that
by modifying the weight you give to each task scenario. For example, the
default probability for expected is 4 of 6; pessimistic and optimistic are each
1 of 6. If you adjust the pessimistic setting to 3 of 6, you’re saying it’s more
likely than the optimistic outcome. Project then performs a calculation to
create a weighted average of the three. This weighted average provides a
likely task duration, a pessimistic task duration, and an optimistic task
To display the Pert Analysis toolbar, right-click the toolbar area and choose
PERT Analysis from the toolbar list to display the PERT Analysis toolbar, as
shown in Figure 15-6 with the PERT Entry Sheet displayed.
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