Many people have never heard of a Gantt chart. Simply put, a Gantt chart is a bar chart that provides a visual view of tasks scheduled overtime. A Gantt chart is used for planning projects of all sizes, and it is a useful way of showing what work is scheduled to be done on a specific day. It can also help you view the start and end dates of a project in one simple chart.
Today, nearly everyone can use a Gantt chart to help them visualize their tasks. Because all the difficult work is now done by computer algorithms, anyone can just create a simple task list, add start and end dates, and the template does the work instantly of displaying your tasks over time.
Each activity listed on the left-hand side of a Gantt chart has a colored bar next to it. The position and length of that bar depend on the activity’s timeline and duration: when it starts and when it ends.
A Gantt chart is a project management tool assisting in the planning and scheduling of projects of all sizes, although they are particularly useful for simplifying complex projects. Project management timelines and tasks are converted into a horizontal bar chart, showing start and end dates, as well as dependencies, scheduling, and deadlines, including how much of the task is completed per stage and who is the task owner.