Activity Network (PERT) Chart
Management and Planning
ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for decision making. The 7 Management and Planning Tools is a set for such diagrams:
- Affinity Diagram,
- Relations Diagram,
- Prioritization Matrix,
- Root Cause Tree Diagram,
- Involvement Matrix,
- Activity Network Chart (PERT) ,
- Risk Diagram (PDPC).
ConceptDraw Office suite provides visual tools that are given support on the stage of the decision making.
Activity Network Chart (PERT)
Activity Network and Review Technique and Project Evaluation, commonly abbreviated PERT, is a statistical tool, used in project management, that is designed to analyze and represent the tasks involved in completing a given project.
This diagram identifies and builds the schedule of actions.
This diagram is constructed as part of the process in creating a schedule of corrective actions. The PERT chart shows the logical connections and consequence of tasks to be performed. It displays the time period for problem solving and the implementation of all activities through the critical path.
This comprehensive solution set is intended for managers in any size company, who are looking for tools to address issue management. The 7 MP solution is intended for business consultants, trainers and coaches to assist in visualization of different problem solving methodologies.
Create the PERT chart to work with action order, and rework actions to reduce critical path length.
- Start new schedule document - In ConceptDraw PROJECT create new schedule document.
- Enter actions in the schedule - Enter actions in the schedule, set start and finish dates, and logical links between actions.
- Create PERT chart - Use plugin “PERT chart” to generate PERT chart in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Example.1 Activity Network Chart (PERT) — Sales
A PERT Chart gives you a timeline for an entire process. The critical path on this example is highlighted in red.
The Seven Management and Planning Tools solution permit you to explore the complexity of the problem, to create a detailed view, and to assess the number of skills that are required. Using a small number of factors develops a detailed understanding of a problem’s complexity and helps build a proven demand for resources (human, material, or otherwise). This lets you explain the involvement of participants who are critical for overall success
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
Functional modeling allows to make complex business processes simple. One of the basic methods is IDEF0 and one of the most effective also. To create a business model, use flowchart symbols.
The IDEF0 library, supplied with ConceptDraw IDEF0 Diagrams solution contains 18 IDEF0 basic notation symbols. All symbols are the vector graphic images what means, that one can customize their size preserving the stable quality. Another library of IDEF0 symbols can be find out in the the Business Process Diagrams solution, included to the Business Processes section of ConceptDraw Solution Park. These libraries composed from just vector objects and are totally compatible. You can apply the IDEF0 symbols from both libraries at your flowcharts, if needed.
Picture: IDEF0 Flowchart Symbols
The SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park contains set of examples, templates and vector design elements of SWOT and TOWS matrices. It helps you to quickly draw SWOT and TOWS analysis matrix diagrams using the best SWOT matrix software ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
Picture: SWOT Matrix Software
Business Process Flow Diagram is a graphical presentation of business processes and process flows. It is one of the main tool of business analysis and business process re-engineering that lets identify and easy understand process flows within organization.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Business Process Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful software which lets easy design Business Process Flow Diagram of any complexity.
Picture: Business Process Flow Diagram
The purchase or purchasing funnel is a consumer focused marketing model which illustrates the theoretical customer journey towards the purchase of a product or service.
Picture: Pyramid Diagram
Process Decision Program Chart (PDPC) is a commonly used technique that was designed in order to help prepare the contingency plans. The emphasis of the PDPC is identifying the consequential impact of failure on activity plans as well as creating the appropriate contingency plans in terms of limiting the risks. Planning to make the tree diagrams and/or the process diagrams can be extended by a couple of levels when the PDPC can be applied to the bottom level tasks on those diagrams.
Picture: Risk Diagram (Process Decision Program Chart)
Communication is the main challenge and the key success factor for organizational project management in company with remote projects. Communicating visually via Skype you bring all projects together to achieve corporate goals.
Picture: Remote Projects in Corporate Strategy
Timeline is a type of diagram which illustrates the series of events in a chronological order on a linear timescale. How to make a timeline? It is convenient to use a modern powerful software. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Timeline Diagrams solution from the Management area is exactly what you need.
Picture: How to Make a Timeline