Gantt Chart Software
Project Planning Chart addresses the time of individual work elements giving a time line for each activity of a project. As it can be seen in the figure. On the chart, everyone is able to see when each activity starts and finishes but there is no possibility to determine when each activity may start or if we can start a particular activity before finishing the immediate predecessor activity. Therefore, we need somehow know the precedence relationships between activities. This is the main reason for using the following tools instead of using exclusively Gantt Charts.
Using the Gantt Chart software you can create and manage projects of unlimited size and length. Add and distribute as many resources as you need for your project.
Benefits of Gantt Chart Software for Windows and Mac OS X
- Speed - to make changes
- Flexibility - to look at alternatives
- Track many projects, each with many tasks
- Set and track milestones for your projects
- Communication - print reports or send software file to stakeholders or post results on web site
The Gantt Chart is the main interface in ConceptDraw PROJECT It summarizes the tasks in your project and presents them graphically so you can easily view your progress.
Pic. 1. ConceptDraw PROJECT - Gantt chart view.
The left pane of the Gantt Chart contains a list of tasks and shows their dates, priority, assigned resources, and subtasks. Markers help you identify the different types of task.
Pic. 2. Table part of a Gantt chart.
The right pane of the Gantt Chart shows a timeline of your project. Colored bars cover the dates assigned to each task, and changes of color within those bars show the task’s degree of completion.
Pic. 3. Gantt chart timeline.
The purpose of ConceptDraw PROJECT is to track who does what, when, as well as reporting on the cost of your project over time. It will help you manage your time better by tracking the tasks your project consists of, when they will be executed, who is assigned to each task, and the associated costs.
Learn more about creating a Gantt chart in ConceptDraw PROJECT
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM charting and vector drawing software offers the Circle Spoke Diagram Template included to the Business Diagrams Solution from the Management Area. The use of ready template is the easiest way of drawing professional-looking Circle-Spoke Diagrams.
Picture: Circle Spoke Diagram Template
Use it to make professional looking documents, presentations, and websites illustrated with color scalable vector clipart for geography, weather, and animals.
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While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data.
This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
Picture: Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
When planning to create a neat presentation out of lot of data, try mind mapping.
It is handy, especially when you want to represent pictures and text on the same page.
With the Presentation Exchange solution you can easily extract the content from a PowerPoint presentation to see how it all fits together in a single view. You can review slide content, see how the slides support one another, and refine the story.
Picture: Presentation in MINDMAP All in One
There are several basic topologies including bus, star, point-to-point, ring and a hybrid. Two computers can form a fully connected network topology, and as the number of network nodes increases, the network diagram gets more complicated. This type of topology is also called a full mesh.
This is a visual example of a computer network built using a mesh topology. This diagram presents the schematic structure of the full mesh network topology. A common mesh network topology means that each network device is connected with several points in the network, so if the one node of the network goes down, it does not cause an issue with an operability of the entire computer network. In a full mesh network topology, every computer or device in the network is interconnected with each of the other devices in the network.
Picture: Fully Connected Network Topology Diagram
Acquaintance with flowcharting starts from getting into basic terms. First of all, flowchart definition is quite clear – a flowchart is a graphical representation of a process or an algorithm made of special symbols. Secondly, flowcharting is an irreplaceable tool for IT specialists, project managers, and anyone who wants a clear understanding of any imaginable process.
Picture: Flowchart Definition
There are numerous articles about the advantages of flowcharting, creating business graphics and developing different charts. Nevertheless, these articles are almost useless without the main component - the examples of flowcharts, org charts and without a fine example, it is difficult to get all the conveniences of creating diagrams. You can find tons of templates and vivid examples on Solution Park.
This illustration shows a variety of business diagrams that can be created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. It comprises a different fields of business activities: management, marketing, networking, software and database development along with design of infographics and business illustrations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a huge set of sample drawings including business process modeling diagrams,, network diagrams, UML diagrams, orgcharts, DFD, flowcharts, ERD, geographical maps and more.
Picture: Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts