PERT Chart | PERT Chart Software
Easy to create a professional-looking PERT Diagrams with examples and templates.
The Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) Chart
helps you diagram workflows, milestones, schedules, timetables,
critical paths, and other planning requirements for a project. PERT is a method
to analyze the involved tasks in completing a given project, especially the time
needed to complete each task, and identifying the minimum time needed to
complete the total project.
PERT Chart Software
Edraw Max is a vector-based diagramming software
with rich examples and templates. It has the tools to make it easy to Create
PERT charts for project or task management, timetables, work breakdown
structures, critical path method, project lifecycles, goal setting,
schedules and agendas.
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PERT Chart Software. Then you can use the built-in
PERT Chart templates to create and present your PERT Chart in minutes.
PERT Chart Templates
On the start page, you can choose the PERT Chart template
in the Project category. PERT Chart template lets you create great-looking charts
quickly using its built-in symbol elements. The PERT Chart Diagram template
includes two task shapes, connectors, a legend, a summary and callouts.
PERT was developed primarily to simplify the planning and
scheduling of large and complex projects. It was able to incorporate uncertainty
by making it possible to schedule a project while not knowing precisely the
details and durations of all the activities. It is more of an event-oriented
technique rather than start- and completion-oriented, and is used more in
projects where time, rather than cost, is the major factor. It is applied to
very large-scale, one-time, complex, non-routine infrastructure and Research and
PERT Chart Examples
Edraw includes some examples to help you understand how
to draw PERT Chart quickly. The following example shows a PERT Chart simply drawn
How to Draw
Firstly, drag a PERT from the template.
Click to change the Early Start, Late Start, Duration, Slack, etc.
PERT Diagram usually includes a horizontal time line
marked off in appropriate units, such as days or weeks. Another type of PERT
diagram shows time required as a number above the arrow or dotted line.
To Create a PERT Diagram:
- List the steps required in a project and the time
required to complete each event.
- Use the connectors to build the
relationships between events.
- A line represents the time that each event takes.
Each line should begin and end above the point on the time line that shows
when the event that it leads to should begin and end.
- Each line should lead to a step that's dependent on
the completion of the event that the line comes from. Thus, several lines may
originate from one step or converge on one step.
A PERT diagram not only shows the relationship between
simultaneous steps in a project, but it also shows the critical path, the
sequence of tasks that need to be tracked carefully to finish the project on
You can switch to the Insert menu to add hyperlink and
picture for the PERT. It's easy to change the PERT Chart Style with the Quick
Style in the Home menu.
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