PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. A PERT chart is first developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s to manage the Polaris submarine missile program. PERT chart is a widely used method for planning and coordinating large-scale projects. Often, it is constructed from back to front because, for many projects, the end date is fixed and the contractor has front-end flexibility.
PERT is a method to analyze the involved tasks in completing a particular project, especially the time needed to complete each task, and to identify the minimum time needed to complete the total project.
PERT Chart Software
Many people believe a professional PERT chart need to be created by someone with specialized programming knowledge, but with the right software, that's not the case. Even the most complex business processes can be mapped with Edraw, which has been developed with a user-friendly graphical interface. You can easily create PERT charts for project or task management, timetables, work breakdown structures, critical path method, project lifecycles, goal setting, schedules and agendas. What's more, EdrawMax provides rich pre-defined shapes, which makes the drawing incredibly easy.
All-in-One Diagram Software
- Superior file compatibility: Import and export drawings to various file formats, such as Visio
- Cross-platform supported (Windows, Mac, Linux, Web)
EdrawMax includes plenty of special shapes of PERT chart objects, PERT 1, PERT 2, PERT 3, legend, balloon, balloon horizontal, line callout, dynamical connector, line connector, project, phase, node, start/end, task, and legend single line. You will find all these shapes of great help when drawing the PERT diagrams.
PERT Chart Example
This nice-looking pert chart example is well prepared to benefit our users. You can have a quick start using this vector file as a template.