PERT Chart Example: Project Management


This is a PERT Chart for project management. It shows the major tasks involved in a project and the planned duration for each of them. The tasks include developing a plan, assigning tasks, implementation, documentation, training, performing UAT, etc.

How to create a PERT Chart? Simply Click Use this Template to start with this PERT Chart, or click Create Blank to start from scratch.

What is PERT Chart?

One of the most challenging jobs that any manager can take on is the management of a large-scale project that requires coordinating numerous activities throughout the organization. A myriad of details must be considered in planning how to coordinate all these activities, in developing a realistic schedule, and then in monitoring the progress of the project. Fortunately, PERT (program evaluation and review technique) is a powerful technique that can assist the project manager in carrying out these responsibilities for planning and displaying the coordination of all the activities in a manageable manner.

PERT vs Gantt Chart

Because PERT clearly illustrates task dependencies, a PERT chart sometimes is preferred over the Gantt chart (another popular project management charting)

On the other hand, the PERT chart can be harder to interpret, especially for large-scale projects. Most often, project managers use both techniques in order to serve multiple purposes.

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