Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time lines and Gantt Charts

In a presentation we sometimes need to show the time sequence for a series of tasks involved in a project, like the blog post shown above. This can be done via a horizontal, stacked bar chart known as a Gantt Chart.  That chart is a tool commonly used in project management, and may be created using special software.

In July 2014 the Wrike blog posted What is a Gantt Chart for Project Management? (Infographic). On Sep 18, 2016 the Slideshop blog reposted that infographic.

Back in 2007 Dave Paradi blogged about PowerPoint Tip: Use Gantt chart for Timelines. More recently he showed how to Create a data driven Gantt chart (using Excel).

For a complicated project the entire Gantt chart may be confusing, so you might prefer to show the audience where you are on just a few of the tasks.

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