PERT Charts are here to stay! At some point in the not-so-distant future, a busy project manager planning a complex project will probably be able to just snap his fingers for a Jeeves-like project planning robot to appear and sort out the nitty gritty of project timelines, deadlines, resource allotment, scheduling reviews and so on. Until then, they will probably still need to go old-school: click on the Start button and head to Microsoft Excel.
Or hang on, is there a better, smarter solution? Well, if you have to ask, take a look at this beauty:
The diagram above is not quite Jeeves the project planning robot, but rather 24point0’s very versatile, very capable PERT Chart. This nifty little tool is a blessing for the harried project manager preparing a PowerPoint presentation explaining the activities and deadlines of a particular project to higher-ups and his own team.
PERT means Program Evaluation Review Technique and this chart is invaluable in scheduling, organizing and coordinating various tasks within a project. PERT is essentially a network model where activities and events are represented by arcs and nodes. It is useful for that complex project with various modules and tracks, the scheduling and charting of which could leave a Project Manager pulling out clumps of his or her hair. Since PERT allows for randomness in activity completion times, it is the project tool equivalent of a St Bernard saving avalanche victims in the Alps. It will help you estimate and reduce the time and cost involved in completing a project. This PERT chart also lends itself to multiplication over a number of pages incorporating many sub-tasks, which makes it especially handy for PPTs.
24point0’s PERT chart is not the android scheduling assistant many of us wish for, but while the technologists try and develop one, it will suit the purpose beautifully. It’s flexible, user friendly and an absolute time saver. And let’s face it: there’s really no comparison between this PERT chart and that boring Excel sheet you’re probably filling in right now.
24point0’s PERT Chart – get it now, and save time, effort and of course, your hair.
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