What is Gantt chart?

A [Gantt chart] is a visual representation of all the tasks related to your project scheduled overtime. They are used to plan projects of all sizes and shapes.

Why? Because they are an incredible tool to show the work that is scheduled to be done on a project on a specific day. They also show the whole tenure of a particular project in one simple view.

Here are some of the features of a project you can monitor on a Gantt Chart.

  • The start and end dates of a project
  • What are the project tasks
  • Who are the team members involved in each project
  • Who is working on each individual task
  • What is the duration of each individual task
  • How all of the tasks are linked or are they dependent on each other

Still don’t understand the importance of these charts? Well not long ago, people used to plan on paper or show all of the projections with colored blocks because there wasn’t any digital solution available. Gantt charts changed all that.

You can also visit exhibitions where they celebrate the evolution of this amazing tool over time.

A Gantt chart is a graphical depiction of a project schedule. It’s is a type of bar chart that shows the start and finish dates of several elements of a project that include resources, milestones, tasks, and dependencies. Henry Gantt, an American mechanical engineer, designed the Gantt chart.

Using Gantt charts you can:

  • Track progress
  • Set dependencies
  • View critical path
  • View workload allocated to resources