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How to Make A Gantt Chart in 5 Steps

John Leo Weber
Publication date:
January 21, 2020
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How to Make A Gantt Chart in 5 Steps

A Gantt chart is a stacked bar chart that organizes the work activities of a project on a timeline that shows their duration, dependencies and allows project managers to assign them to their team members. It is used to plan, schedule and monitor projects and helps project managers visualize the project timeline so they can define resources, assign workload, and understand what are the critical path activities. Gantt charts can be made using a paper and pencil or an Excel spreadsheet, but if you keep your schedule on a spreadsheet, it's going to be a problem. Instead, you should use a project management software with a Gantt Chart maker feature. The most important details in this text are the five steps to making a Gantt chart.

These steps include making a task list, using a work breakdown structure (WBS), sequencing tasks over the project timeline, looking back at historical data, and talking to people who have gone through similar projects. Finally, making a time estimation as to when the task will be completed. These steps will help you plan your schedule and execute it.


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John Leo Weber
How to Make A Gantt Chart in 5 Steps
January 21, 2020
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