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GANTT Charts

What It Is Used For

  • The Gantt Chart is a display tool that shows the steps in the activity plan relative to a time scale.

When to Use It

  • After an activity plan has been created to show when tasks need to be started and completed.

Important Notes

  • Put names of the responsible individuals alongside each task on the Gantt chart so that responsibilities are clear.
  • The Gantt chart can show when team members are overloaded with tasks so that the team can rebalance the workload and ensure the project is completed on time.

Example Gantt Chart