What is Gantt Chart?
A Gantt chart is a bar chart that is used to visually show the schedule of a project. It is used in project management activities to view the project activities, tasks, and events over time.
The Gantt chart is named after Henry Gantt, who adapted and popularized the style of graphics in the 1910s.
A Gantt chart makes it easy to create, view, and monitor project activities and tasks over a period of time. Typically, every activity, process or task is represented in a Gantt chart by a horizontal bar that is scaled in parallel to a calendar and / or dates. The beginning and the end of each bar represent the beginning and the end of that particular activity.
Gantt charts help you quickly understand the various tasks in a project, their schedule (start and end dates), and overlapping tasks or activities.
Gantt charts are widely used in software project management activities and are often created and managed by project management software.