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The Gantt chart is a project management tool that displays a graphical representation of the stages or activities in a project work plan over time. Each task displays as a horizontal bar whose length is proportional to its time for completion.

A Gantt chart is logically broken down into three areas.  On the left side of the chart is a column where the task and milestone text descriptions are written.  On the right side of the chart is the graphical timeline display corresponding to each task or milestone.  A third, optional component may be displayed between the task / milestone text and the graphical display which corresponds to the resource column(s) in the spreadsheet.

The Gantt chart displays a project's task and timeline information using calendar dates. The software then calculates the task duration based on the calendar difference between the two dates and the length of the work week.  

 

APPLICABLE FUNCTIONS:

 

HEADERS

RESOURCE COLUMNS

GRIDLINES

PERIOD SHADING

TASKS

TIMELINES

MILESTONES