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Problem. Suppose a project has n activities and that three time parameters are associated with each activity, the “optimistic duration”, the “most probable duration” and the “pessimistic duration.” The exact duration of each activity is not known. How can we estimate the probability that the project is completed within a certain amount of time?

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Hua, LK., Wang, Y., Heijmans, J.G.C. (1989). Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). In: Heijmans, J.G.C. (eds) Popularizing Mathematical Methods in the People’s Republic of China. Mathematical Modeling, vol 2. Birkhäuser Boston. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-6757-4_8

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