Gantt Chart Example: Project Planning

The best way to understand Gantt Chart is to look at some examples of Gantt Chart and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Gantt Chart example below using Visual Paradigm's online Gantt Chart tool.

What is a Gantt Chart?

Gantt charts have been around for nearly a century, having been invented by Henry Gantt, an American mechanical engineer, around 1910. A Gantt chart is a project management tool which enables you to schedule your work over a period of time by breaking down big pieces of work into a series tasks where the dependencies are visually illustrated, parallel processes are discovered, the overall processing time determined and progress tracked. It assists project managers in the planning and scheduling of projects of all sizes.

A Gantt chart is useful to keep tasks on track when there is a large team and multiple stakeholders when the scope changes, as it's in a bar chart format it is possible to check on progress with a quick glance. You can easily see:

  1. a visual display of the whole project and its phases
  2. duration and start and end dates of all tasks
  3. relationships and dependencies between the various tasks and activities

How to draw a Gantt Chart?

Want to create a Gantt Chart? Try Visual Paradigm, a top-rated online diagramming software that features all the Gantt Chart tool, symbols, examples and templates you needed.

  1. Create a Gantt Chart.
  2. Form your Gantt Chart by dragging the shapes you need from the palette onto the diagram. Connect them with connector lines.
  3. Save your finished work (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

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