When project initiators have their main objective on scheduling rather than costing, the most appropriate project management technique would be the program evaluation review technique (P.E.R.T). Managers would apply this technique as it gives them an overview of planning and organizing of activities. Thus, they are able to analyze what is important. It also offers a clear forecast in terms of acquiring required resources. The flow of tasks is identified beforehand, an aspect that facilitates the employment of a well-planned setup. As a result, achieving the requirements over time is possible.
As a manager in a construction company where the project in question is constructing a road, I would have to create a P.E.R.T plan. The first role would be to identify the activities involved for the entire project. This will include recruiting the required workers, buying materials and machinery and outlining the plan for construction. Secondly an outline of the sequence of how the activities will be carried out should be provided. The manger will then draw a network diagram which shows the link between one task and another, and in what sequence. The next task would be to estimate time for each task. This will help identify how long a task should take on average. With a network diagram in place, the manager can determine which route will facilitate the attainment of targets most efficiently as well as the required time span. Some routes may take a shorter time but might need more input in labor while others might take long despite the labor being lower. For the result to be effective this process cannot be hastened.
It is notable that PERT addresses project tasks without much focus on the costs. This is because project completing assumes more weight than the costs incurred.