PERT Diagram

PERT Chart Template

Track project timelines, tasks, and dependencies at a single glance using a PERT chart template.

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delloite
hewlett packard
total
dropbox
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
liberty mutual
wp engine
accenture
bumble
delloite
hewlett packard
total
dropbox
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign

About the PERT Chart Template

Miro’s PERT chart template is a project management tool that allows you to create a visual roadmap for your project. Designed to let you see interdependencies and to help you identify possible bottlenecks, this template consists of nodes and vectors that are easy to fill out and customize.

We’ll walk you through how to make the most of the PERT chart template.

How to use the PERT chart template

To get started, click on the blue “use template” button to open the PERT chart template in Miro. Once you’re in, follow the steps below to start filling it out.

1. Identify project tasks

Break your project down into tasks. Then, label the blue headers along the nodes with the task names. Double-click on the pre-written text to replace it with your own. Below the blue headers, add each task's expected start and end dates and the estimated durations by double-clicking on the text boxes.

2. List task dependencies

Are there any tasks you can’t start until another one’s been completed first? That means you have dependencies. Use the arrows in the PERT chart template to connect dependent tasks, and make sure the direction represents the order you need to complete them.

4. Label dependencies

Add more detail to clarify the nature of each dependency by labeling the arrows with one of the following:

  • Finish-to-Start (FS): You can’t start a task until you’ve completed the preceding task.

  • Start-to-Start (SS): You can start a task as soon as you’ve started its preceding task.

  • Finish-to-Finish (FF): You can’t finish a task until you’ve completed the preceding task.

  • Start-to-Finish (SF): You can’t finish a task until you’ve started the preceding task.

Grab text boxes from the toolbar and place them along the arrows to add your labels.

6. Identify a critical path

Use the estimated durations to calculate the critical path. Then, use colors to outline nodes or arrows to visualize it.

7. Share your diagram

Once you’ve filled in the PERT chart template, you can share it with your team and key stakeholders for feedback and easily make changes to your Miro board anytime.

Benefits of using Miro’s PERT chart template

Miro’s PERT chart template makes it especially easy to manage projects that involve multiple team members and stakeholders. With advanced collaboration features at your fingertips, you can easily build a PERT chart together online in real-time or invite others to view and comment on your Miro board when you’re ready — making it an ideal solution for remote and hybrid teams.

The PERT chart template is also fully customizable, allowing you to take advantage of Miro’s extensive editing features — from resizing nodes and text to changing up colors and line thickness.

PERT Diagram FAQs

Is Miro’s PERT chart template free?

Yes, all our templates are free and ready to use. Simply click on the blue “Use template” button to get started.

Can I share the PERT chart template with others outside my team?

Yes, there are several ways to share the PERT chart template. Export your Miro board as a PDF or image to attach it as a file to a message. Alternatively, you can embed your Miro board on other sites or generate a shareable link to send to others.

What is the critical path in a PERT chart?

A critical path shows the longest path of essential tasks you must complete to finish a project. For example, you can't move on to do the upholstery and interior if you haven't finished putting up the walls and roof. When one of these tasks is late, it impacts the entire project. To make up for missed deadlines on critical tasks, reallocate resources and staff from the low-impact tasks.

PERT Chart Template

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