A Gantt chart is a graphical representation of a project, it is the way in which we can see our project divided into phases and visualize, tasks, responsibilities and delivery dates.
The Gantt chart was named after Henry Gantt, an engineer in 1890 who was the first person to wonder, how all the tasks of a project could be graphically represented on a timeline to have the entire team on the same page.
To this day the Gantt chart is one of the most common ways to view a project's schedule and obtain additional information about a project.
What are its components?
- Dates: they allow us to know the start and end status of the projects, so it they give us the ability to keep in mind the deadlines of our project and helps us prioritize.
- Tasks: they are the pieces that make up a larger project, dividing a project into tasks helps us assign responsibilities.
- Delivery times: they help us see how tight our project schedules are and how much time we have to adjust our road map.
- Progress: this is the number of activities carried out vs the number of pending activities.
- Dependencies: they are the relationship between tasks, in which a task cannot be executed if another task is not specified.
How to make an automatic Gantt chart in Workep?
Henry's Diagram thought was a representation on a blackboard of the phases of his hydraulic project, today we can do it online, integrated with our favorite Google Workspaces (Google Suite) tools and completely collaborative.
All you need is:
- 1. Login to Workep
- 2. Create a new project Ctr + P
- 3. Divide your project into smaller tasks and milestones to help you define your project deliverables.
- 4. Select the Gantt view and scroll the start and end date to your tasks.
- 5. Add dependencies between your tasks
This is all you need to understand and get started. We also recommend you visit our article on how to increase your productivity using Gantt and tell us in the comments why use Gantt in your company?