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Two Project planning tools- Gantt, CPM

Details: Search the Web for project planning tools and describe at least 2. Download a demo or two and build a project, so you can see the different PM charts (Gantt, CPM, Pert, etc.). Comment on the ease in which you were able to build each of the charts. Which tool would you recommend, if any, and why?

Objective: Construct visual aids such as Gantt charts, Critical Path Method charts, Performance Evaluation and Review Technique Diagrams

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Details: Search the Web for project planning tools and describe at least 2. Download a demo or two and build a project, so you can see the different PM charts (Gantt, CPM, Pert, etc.). Comment on the ease in which you were able to build each of the charts. Which tool would you recommend, if any, and why?

As per Gantt char.com " A Gantt chart is a graphical representation of the duration of tasks against the progression of time."
Hence it is a useful tool for planning, scheduling and controlling the projects. As per Ganttchart.com the following are the benefits of the Gantt chart:

o A Gantt chart allows you to assess how long a project should take.
o A Gantt chart lays out the order in which tasks need to be carried out.
o A Gantt chart helps manage the dependencies between tasks.
o A Gantt chart allows you to see immediately what should have been achieved at a point in time.
o A Gantt chart allows you to see how remedial action may bring the project back on course.
Hence Gantt chart is a useful tool which helps in scheduling the tasks need to be carried out; resource allocation, identify the "critical path" for a project and the deadlines. As per mindtools.com, To plan a project using a Gantt Chart, follow these ...

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Response explains two Project planning tools; build a project with Gantt, CPM, Pert

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