Gantt Charts. Caroline Daly Niall Geary Tom Walsh . Henry Laurence Gantt, an American mechanical engineer, is credited with the invention of the Gantt chart in the 1910’s.
He designed his charts so that foremen or other supervisors could quickly know whether production was on schedule, ahead of schedule, or behind schedule.
A Gantt chart is a graphical representation of the duration of
tasks against the progression of time.
Gantt Chart is a process control chart or a graphical representation
that illustrates work plans and schedules by using horizontal bars
and is used for production management or project management.
A Gantt chart is a type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule.
Gantt charts illustrate the start and finish dates of the terminal
elements and summary elements of a project.
Terminal elements and summary elements comprise the work
breakdown structure of the project.
Gantt Charts enable one to immediately see what should have been achieved
at a point in time, and one can therefore take remedial action to bring the
project back on course. This can be essential for the successful and profitable
implementation of the project.
They can be used in status reporting to show how much of the plan has been
completed by displaying the progress of an activity can be displayed in many
formats; a parallel bar, or using colour etc