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What is it: A Gantt Chart is a popular type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule over time. Gantt Charts illustrate the start and finish dates of the terminal elements and summary elements of a project. Terminal elements and summary elements comprise the work breakdown structure of the project. Some Gantt Charts also show the dependency (i.e., precedence network) relationships between activities. Gantt Charts can be used to show current schedule status using percent-complete shadings and a vertical.

Why use it: The Gantt Chart is visual representation of a project over time that focus primarily on schedule management. it is used to schedule, coordinate, and allocate the resources needed to complete a project. The benefits us using the Gantt Charts are:

  • Efficieny Increase
    • Project tracking
    • Set deadlines
  • Communication Increase
  • Coordination Increase
  • Provides motivation through scheduling
  • Encourages creativity

Where to use it: Are used for upcoming projects, also for assists in communication barriers and time restraints.

How to use it: Gantt Chart Fundamentals:

  • Seperate tasks are listed in vertical rows
  • Time spans horizontally along the top
  • Each task is represented by a bar along the time horizon

Data is then entered into the Gantt Chart using the following approach for each individual task

  1. Enter task name
  2. Choose task duration
  3. Adjust start and end times

The process is continued until all the tasks have been entered.

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  Gantt Chart Template
Microsoft Excel Format
Microsoft Excel
Gantt Chart
USD $9.95
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