How to build a Gantt Chart to manage project tasks and dependencies.

Keep track of project scope, schedule, milestones, dependencies, and most important metrics.

A Gantt chart, commonly used as a project schedule is one of the most useful and classic ways of showing activities (tasks or events) displayed against time.

A Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart that shows a project’s planned schedule and its tasks or events between a start and finish date. Each bar in the Gantt chart represents a task, while the dates are laid out horizontally. 

Modern Gantt charts can also show task dependencies—how each task connects to others. 

A simple Gantt chart provides clarity on deadlines, milestones, and project progress. Everyone on your team knows what they have to work on, when, and how it impacts the overall project.

While no two Gantt charts look the same, let’s take a closer look at their key components.

  • Date/Time: the date and duration of each task are often displayed in days/weeks/months.
  • Tasks/Items: there are individual activities (or tasks) that live at various stages of completion.
  • Owner: this represents the person or team responsible for the task.

How to

  1. Create a Timeline with dates
  2. Add project Tasks on each row
  3. Assign Owners to each task
  4. Link Dependencies between tasks
  5. Add Milestone dates

Your Gantt chart will look something like this:

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Consider using a collaboration tool like Monday to create your Gantt charts easily and share with others.

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