This is because:
- my research project, specifically, has a ton of key steps and needs a ton of planning and organization in order for me to successfully move forward,
- and time management is something I've really, really sucked at in the past.
For those reasons, I'm treating my PERT purely as a functional tool. My timeline can bask in the glory as the aesthetic one!
Here's how my PERT looks so far. Might (by "might," I mean "will probably") update it. If you're wondering, I used http://bubbl.usto create it—free, nifty, and web-based.