PERT Chart Example: Build a Website


This is a PERT chart example that shows the activities involved in building a website and their inter dependencies. The use of different legends make it possible to categorize tasks effectively. Take this PERT Chart as example, the tasks are categorized based on their owners, which include programming team (yellow), design team (blue) or both (green).

You can draw a PERT chart like this. Click Use this Template to customize it or click Create Blank to start from beginning.

What is PERT Chart?

Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT Chart) is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. It is basically a method to analyze the tasks involved in completing a given project, especially the time needed to complete each task, and to identify the minimum time needed to complete the total project. PERT planning involves steps include: Identify the specific activities and milestones; determine the proper sequence of the activities; construct a network diagram; estimate the time required for each activity; determine the critical path; and update the PERT chart as the project progresses.

What PERT Chart attempt to solve?

Projects that involve more than one person and more than one step pose the following questions:

  • What tasks need to be done to complete the project?
  • When and in what order will these tasks be done?
  • Who will do each task?
  • What are the intermediate deadlines (e.g., status reports), and what will be done by these deadlines?

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