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Posted by James Freeman | 11/27/2020
Easy to create a professional-looking PERT Diagrams with examples and templates.

PERT Chart

PERT Chart

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.

PERT Chart Software

Click here to free download PERT Chart Software. Then you can use the built-in PERT Chart templates to create and present your PERT Chart in minutes.

System Requirements

Works on Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, Vista and Citrix

Works on 32 and 64 bit Windows

Works on Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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 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 Development projects.

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 by Edraw.

PERT Chart

How to Draw PERT Chart

Firstly, drag a PERT from the template. Click to change the Early Start, Late Start, Duration, Slack, etc.

PERT Symbol

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.

Legend Symbol
To Create a PERT Diagram:

  1. List the steps required in a project and the time required to complete each event.
  2. Use the connectors to build the relationships between events.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 time.

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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