What is a Gantt Chart?
A Gantt chart is a type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule. It is commonly used in project management to show the progress of tasks over time. The chart is divided into horizontal bars that represent each task in the project, and the length of the bar represents the duration of the task. Tasks are typically arranged in a chronological order, with the left end of the bar representing the start date and the right end of the bar representing the end date. Gantt charts can also be used to show the dependencies between tasks, with arrows connecting the bars to indicate that one task is dependent on the completion of another. Additionally, the chart can also be used to show the allocation of resources such as manpower and equipment, and the status of tasks such as not started, in progress, and completed.
Overall it allow to visualize in a very simple and intuitive way the tasks that need to be done, their duration and dependencies, and how the work is progressing over time, making it a powerful tool for project planning, scheduling, and tracking.