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Scheduling - Gantt and PERT Charts

Scheduling is essential to a project's success. Forming a network activity with a visual depiction helps the team understand the relationships of tasks in a project. Two of the most common charts used in project management are the Gantt and PERT charts. The purpose of these charts is to assist with project scheduling and illustrate task dependencies. Another tool that can be used is the critical path method (CPM).

1. Research and define PERT, CPM, and Gantt relative to project planning, scheduling, and control.

2. Respond to the following:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of each technique in project management?
- How do these techniques assist in monitoring and controlling the project activity?
- Construct a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for your project by first identifying each deliverable required for a project. Use a simple example project of your choosing. Then, for each deliverable, identify the activities that must be completed to produce that deliverable. Based on your knowledge of your anticipated resources you will have to do the work of the activities, estimate the duration of the activities.

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Managing projects requires a methodology approach to sustaining accountability in tasks deliverables within a timely manner or designated finish dates. With the multiple tasks assigns to individual team members, the usage of PERT, CMP and Gantt provides a vantage point view for assessment. In the objective for managing accountability, the project scheduling is imperative in assuring the overall tasks can finish on time.

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1. Research and define PERT, CPM, and Gantt relative to project planning, scheduling, and control.

Try and identify the means for managing projects requires many data presentation for the project manager can monitor resources and assigned tasks. Thus, the role of PERT is another way to present the input data on the Gantt chart to outline in a network diagram in a project evaluation and review technique to making choices. The possibilities in multiple time estimates are used for each listed activity for a contingency in a variation assigned time activities conducted. Therefore, the activities are presented by arrowed lines between each associated nodes relating to the overall project tasks.

Aim in framing the core attributes in defining a CPM is in the objective for listing all tasks activities required for completion that is ...

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The expert examines Gantt and PERT charts for scheduling.