Synonyms: bar chart
The Gantt chart displays the project's calendar plan as a set of parallel and sequential tasks. Tasks are represented on the timescale as segments, their beginning and end correspond to the planned start and end dates of the tasks. Each task is located on a separate line.
In simple terms, a Gantt chart is a project management tool that helps you track tasks against time. You can use the Gantt chart to answer the following questions:
The first similarity of the Gantt chart was developed by the Polish engineer Karol Adameski in 1896. However, he did not publish his chart.
Already in 1910-1915, Henry Gantt, an American engineer, developed his chart as a tool for visualizing processes. It was intended to determine the productivity of employees. His chart gained widespread recognition and popularity and was named after him.
Early Gantt charts were created by hand and drawn on paper. This made it difficult to use them. To make changes to the chart, the workers had to redraw it again. By now, there are many programs that can easily create, update, and print a Gantt chart.