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  2. 2. How to Write a Gantt chart for Project Management? What Is a Gantt chart? It is basically a chart made of illustrative bars. The chart is given the name ‘Gantt’ from its creator Henry Gantt who designed this useful chart in the years ranging between 1910 and 1915. The chart is used to give a complete schedule for a project. It comprises of terminal elements and summary elements that tell the reader that how the project will be worked upon. Read More Steps for Writing a Gantt chart The Gantt chart is an amazing visual representation of any project that you are about to undertake. It helps you define your time in detail that will take you to complete your project. Let’s how it is made: 1. Make a List First of all, you have to create a whole list consisting of activities relevant in making your project. The best thing is to move in a sequential order step by step so that you don’t miss out on any important step. Read More 2. Budget Distribution  Check all the activities that you have listed and see that how much expenditure will be on each activity. It is important to define your budget beforehand so that you may not regret having wasting your money by the end of the project.  For instance, if an activity requires you to travel from one place to another, you should be writing down the travel costs there so that you set aside enough money to perform that activity.
  3. 3. 3. Allocate Your Time for Each Step While Creating Gantt Charts Check your activities list once again and this time think of the time that you shall be allocating to each activity mentioned there. Read More 4. Arrange Your Activities in a Sequence It is important to move in order while doing a project; this will give you confidence that you are moving in the right direction where every single step is leading you towards your final goal of successfully completing the project. Read More 5. Making the Graph Now what you need is a graph paper, graph-making computer software or you can even use Microsoft Excel. After that you need to divide your graph appropriately. The activities will be listed on the left. Read More 6. Re-Organize the Graph After creating the first draft, you may create second one keeping in mind the first one. In the second draft you may want to add more details to the project schedule for instance, the resources, allocation of number of people, sequence of the tasks etc. Read More Software’s That Can Be Used to Write Gantt Charts You do not need to use your hands to scribble down a Gantt chart and spend hours in correcting it if you make any mistake. The good news is that there are various software’s that can be utilized to make a professional looking Gantt chart.
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