PERT diagrams: examples, templates & definitions

PERT diagrams

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.

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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

How to make a PERT diagram 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.

PERT diagrams: examples, templates, and definitions

PERT diagram example 1

PERT diagrams: examples, templates, and definitions

PERT diagram example 2

PERT diagrams: examples, templates, and definitions

PERT diagram example 3


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