PERT Chart Critical Path

PERT chart critical path

PERT stands for Program Evaluation Review Technique, and it’s surprisingly easy to master. Click the free template below to add details of your own projects and schedules.

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Why use PERT chart critical path?

The critical path method, also known as CPM, was developed in conjunction with PERT. Both techniques are used to manage projects within a specific timeframe. The critical path method calculates the longest path that is possible with your planned activities, then figures out the time constraints that each activity is under. The project manager examines these paths and determines the steps that should be taken. Try using CPM for project management—your organization will save time and money by adhering to its ultra-accurate estimates.

Make a critical path diagram with Lucidchart

This template can be easily adapted for any industry, including healthcare, construction, and manufacturing. Just select the image to open up your own version. Double-click text boxes to add personalized text, and resize shapes and lines as needed. Do you need a colleague’s opinion? Lucidchart’s real-time collaboration enables seamless, simultaneous collaboration with an unlimited number of users. Simply set permissions for your co-workers (choose options like viewer, editor, commenter, or owner) and send them a link. Please keep in mind that Lucidchart doesn’t currently offer a CPM analysis feature; if calculations are required, they can be done by hand or with another program.


PERT chart critical path template

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PERT chart critical path

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