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If you’re searching for a definitive guide to PERT diagrams, you’re in the right place. Find out the main purposes of PERT charts, then create one of your own with a customizable template from Lucidchart—a diagramming program that manages to be both simple and innovative.

What is a PERT Diagram?

PERT diagrams are popular project management tools. Program Evaluation Review Technique, or PERT, has been in usage since the 1950s and is most popular in the fields of business management and quality control. At their most basic level, PERT charts are graphical representations of a project’s tasks and schedule. You may use a PERT diagram throughout an entire assignment, or decide that it’s appropriate for only the most crucial portions of a project. Milestones of the project are typically represented by circles, rectangles, or tables

PERT diagram templates in Lucidchart

Lucidchart is a free online diagramming tool that’s ideal for making PERT diagrams. Just select the examples below to get started! Our application is completely cloud-based and offers pre-made shapes for ease of use. With a few clicks, you can add color, change line styles, import images, and even link to outside pages. Plus, you can collaborate in real-time with members of your team to effectively chart your progress. Try the templates and examples below to create a PERT chart in minutes.

 

Simple PERT template

This template is a great way to organize the various parts of a process. Map out the departments or workstations that you depend on, and use this template to ensure that your process doesn’t experience any unnecessary delays. Try it out in Lucidchart.

Simple PERT Template

Advanced PERT template

Try out this template to create a more detailed PERT chart for your analysis. By including both the start and finish dates in each PERT shape you can increase the transparency of your process and improve the organization of the process. Check out the template in Lucidchart to get started.

Advanced PERT Template

PERT template with swimlanes

By stratifying your PERT chart into swimlanes you can easily visualize the various steps in a process and the major players in each step. Click here to get started on this template in your own browser.

PERT Template with Swimlanes