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This project is part of the liveProject series Six Small Algorithm Projects with Python
basic Python, Jupyter Notebook, and tkinter
skills learned
using Python to parse data in files • finding critical paths • drawing with tkinter
Rod Stephens
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER
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liveProject This project is part of the liveProject series Six Small Algorithm Projects with Python liveProjects give you the opportunity to learn new skills by completing real-world challenges in your local development environment. Solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data—with liveProject, you learn by doing. These self-paced projects also come with full liveBook access to select books for 90 days plus permanent access to other select Manning products. $19.99 $29.99 you save $10 (33%)
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In this liveProject, you’ll take on the role of a project manager for a construction company and utilize Python to help schedule your construction’s tasks. You’ll utilize tried and tested methods like topological sorting, PERT charts, and Gantt charts to create a task scheduling tool that can both track deadlines and automatically update delivery dates for when deadlines are missed.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Rod Stephens

Rod was a Microsoft Visual Basic Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 15 years, has been a speaker at users’ groups and conferences, and has taught introductory programming courses. He’s written more than 35 books including Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C# and Beginning Software Engineering, which include material related to this series of liveProjects.


The liveProject is for intermediate Python programmers who know Python and the tkinter package. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of Python
  • Basics of Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of tkinter
  • Create a class
  • Define __init__ methods
  • Work with lists and iterate through them
  • Create a tkinter interface

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll use the powerful and flexible Python language to construct a working scheduling tool.

  • Making classes that can build linked data structures
  • Using Python to parse data in files
  • Finding critical paths
  • Drawing with tkinter


You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
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book resources
Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.