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Enhanced PERT Chart

Derive development activities from a schedule baseline, and have them managed in a Task Management tool.

Let's recap a bit about an ordinary PERT Chart here. A PERT chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. PERT stands for Program Evaluation Review Technique, a methodology developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s to manage the Polaris submarine missile program.

In addition to the functions of an ordinary PERT Chart, the Enhanced PERT Chart tool embedded four major features for integrating with different processes with Tasifier, the Task Management tool:

  1. Selection of Responsible person (associate the task who responsible for)
  2. Task-based RACI (Responsible - Accountable - Consult - Inform)
  3. Task to Task Manager (Visual Paradigm Tasifier)
  4. Automated RACI in Task Manager
Enhanced PERT Chart

The details of these enhancements will be explained below.

Selection of Responsible Person

In VPository, you can setup a list of project team members that takes part in the projects. The Enhanced PERT diagram tool allows you to retrieve the member list there right in the task shape of the PERT chart, for associating who is responsible for what (task).

Selection of Responsible Person

Task-based RACI

Besides who is responsible for what task(s), you can further depict the detailed roles (Responsible - Accountable - Consulted - Informed) of a particular task. If you synchronize the PERT Chart to the task manager, you will see the tasks appeared in the list of the member who is "Responsible" for it. And, when the member has completed the tasks, that particular task will be shown up, in turn according to the RACI flow scheme of the corresponding members.

Task-based RACI

PERT to Tasifier

Once you have finished creating the schedule baseline with the Enhanced PERT Chart, you can synchronize the tasks of the PERT to the task manager. Tasks will be automatically generated, and be assigned to the corresponding members. You can view them in both Project View or Member View.

PERT to Tasifier

RACI In Action

As mentioned, when you synchronize the tasks in a PERT Chart to the Task Manager, you will only see the tasks added to the members who is responsible for them at first. But when the task has been marked completed by a member, the task will flow to the other member who is Accountable / Consult / Information according to the task flow scheme.

RACI In Action

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