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    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 to your classmates, if any, and why?

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    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. I have written the solution as if I was answering from your viewpoint. I have also added a sample project which I have taken from one of the sites that expound on this topic. This is only a sample; you must try and do a project yourself on something that you want to tackle to make it personal in case your professor will ask you to explain your project. You can also use the listed references for further studies.
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    Project Planning Tools

    Having searched the web, I have come to view that there are many project planning tools that can be utilized for all sorts of projects from personal ones to business. There are also some that are software-based and a number of project management software is now available in the market made specific for different kinds of projects and their challenges. I have chosen to look up 2 typical project planning tools however because of their easy application. One is the Gantt chart. It is also called as the milestones chart, project bar chart and activity chart. It is described as follows (ASQ, 2011):

    "A Gantt chart is a bar chart that shows the tasks of a project, when ...

    Solution Summary

    the solution looks at project planning tools and expands the explanation on the GANTT Charts, their relevance and method of creation as well as application in student time management.