Gant Chart in Project Management
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Gant Chart is a graphical representation of tasks as segments
on a time scale. It helps plan and monitor project development or resource
allocation. The left hand side of the Gant chart is a column with lists
of tasks. The horizontal axis is a time scale, expressed either in absolute
or relative time.
||In a Gant chart, each task takes up one row. Dates run along the
top in increments of days, weeks or months. Rows of bars in the
Gant chart show the start and end dates of each task in the project.
Tasks may run sequentially, in parallel or overlapping.
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Use Gant chart at project scheduling
- Assess time characteristics to a project
- Show the task order
- Define resources involved
- Show links between scheduled tasks
Tip using Gant Chart
For large projects, tasks can be
split into subtasks with own Gant charts to maintain
Use Gant chart at project planning stage to
- Monitor project completion
- Display the results of correctional activities
- Show links between scheduled tasks
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|History of a Gant Chart|
Gant chart was created by Henry L. Gant,
an American engineer, in 1917. He developed the first Gant chart
for planning of building ships in the First World War times. The
chart proved to be such a powerful analytical instrument that
it had not undergone any changes for almost 100 years. It was
only in 90s of the last century when link lines between tasks
were added to the Gant chart.
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