Gantt chart

Gantt charts (sometimes misspelled "gant charts " are useful tools for analyzing and planning complex projects . They :

1-Help you to plan out the task that need to be completed

2-Give you a basis for schedulling when these tasks will be carried out

3- Allow you to plan the allocation of resources needed to complete the project , and

4-Help you to work out the critical path for a project where you must complete it by a particular date .

When a project is under way , Gantt charts help you to monitor whether the project is on schedule . If it is not , it allows you to pinpoint the remedial action necessary to put it back on schedule .

Sequential and parrallel activities :

An essential concept behind project planning ( and critical path analysis is that some activities are depend on other activities being completed first . As a shallow example , it is not a good idea to start building a bridge before you have designed it !

The dependent activities need to be completed in a sequence , with each stage being more-or-less completed before the next activity can begin . We can call dependent activities "sequential " or "linear" .

Other activities are not dependent on completion of any other tasks . These may be done at any time before or after a particular stage is reached .these are nondependent or "parallel" tasks .

How to use tool :

To draw up a gantt diagram (Gant diagram ) , follow these steps :

1- List all activities in the plan

2- Head up graph paper with the days or weeks through to task completion

3- Plot the tasks on to the graph paper .

4- Schedule activities

5-Pressenting the analysis

We will speak compeletely about all stages of making a gantt chart later .

You can see an example of a complete Gantt chart in this address :

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